The Library is a vibrant and dynamic centre of resource-based learning in the College.
The teacher librarian works with classroom teachers to co-operatively plan and teach lessons which are designed to improve information literacy skills. Students are taught how to find information using a variety of sources. The emphasis then moves to analysing and synthesising the information, thus developing critical literacy and thinking skills.
In addition to supporting information-based tasks, the Library is also a centre of reading and great literature. The latest fiction is available and promoted through wide reading lessons. Students are encouraged to share book reviews and recommendations through the secure social networking feature of Destiny Quest, a popular feature of the online Library Management System,
The Library provides access to a large number of resources including:
The collection is supported by excellent technology facilities including: 33 desk top computers, 32 laptops, interactive whiteboard, flip cameras and digital cameras.
Services include photocopying and scanning, inter-library loans and homework help.
The team of library staff provides a warm and welcoming environment for the educational and recreational needs of our students.
Staff members of the Library are available before, during and after school to assist students, teachers and parents.
Resources can be borrowed from the Library using the St Edward’s College ID card for a period of 2 weeks.
The Library is open every day from 8.00 am until 4.00 pm.