Hours of Operation
The library is open from 8.00a.m. – 4.00 p.m. Monday through Thursday. The library closes on early Friday at 3.00pm. The library is available from 8.00a.m. until the bell rings for form for students to use the photocopier, to work on a computer, work station, to read, to check-out or check-in/renew materials/books.
Tutoring is on Monday, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Students must sign in/out of the folder to be at tutoring. Thursdays are for Junior Students to be tutored by Senior Students/Teachers. It is important that students are in the library for studying and not just for socialization.
Student photo identification cards are required to sign out library material/books. If the student has forgotten their ID cards then a name is sufficient.
Overdue and Lost Material
Students will be charged for overdue, lost and/or damaged materials. Cost of the materials is determined by the cost of the book at the time of purchase. The library book checkout period is two weeks and books may be renewed an additional two weeks by letting the Library staff know or bringing in the book.
- When students have an overdue book they may not check out any additional library materials/books.
- It is particularly important for all students to keep a clear Library record.
An invoice will be sent to the parents informing them of the overdue book after these steps have been completed:
- Paper notices will be issued via the student’s form class on a monthly basis.
- Students will be spoken to via the Librarian on why the books are overdue.
- Automatic email sent via the Library system.
- Emailed directly from the Librarian to the parent and/or student
- Phone call via the librarian to parent/s.
- Lost book/damaged and reported via the Library system.
- An invoice will be sent via the Finance Department.
- If the student returns the book after the invoice being sent a credit note will be credited to your account.
- If in any error or doubt about the book the student can see the Librarian about the issue.
A sign in/out sheet for Board Games/Chess was also established and students were playing board games in which they must return in a good condition. These games are not to be used during spares for senior students as they should have a lot of work to complete for their subjects. Any damage to the games will be reported to the Librarian and maybe paid for by the parents dependent on how much damage is done.
Our old headphones were slowly but surely breaking apart and new headphones were bought as well. A sign in/sign out sheet was also established. The headphones are numbered and are in plastic containers. If they are returned damaged the Librarian will be notified and dependent on the damage will be replaced by the parent. Notification will be via a phone call.
E Books were introduced again this year. Encouraging your students to read as often as possible - not only to learn but also for enjoyment - is a critical element of improving reading for all students.
Queensland State Schools eBooks Digital Library is a collection of eBooks and audiobooks which may be downloaded to computers and compatible mobile devices. This service, powered by OverDrive, is available to students and teachers from registered schools.
Laptops are to be booked by teachers only for their students. Students must also sign in/sign out the laptop and abide by the Responsible Use of IT Equipment Agreement that all students and parents sign at time of enrolment. If the laptop is damaged or not working the Librarian must be notified and will Job Log the laptop to the IT Department. If damage is purposeful the Librarian will liaise with the IT Department on what should happen next. It is the responsibility of the student to check the laptop for any damage. Return the laptop in the correct number allocated in the cabinet and charging ready to use for the next student.
Brisbane City Council
The Brisbane City Council catalogue has databases, online encyclopedias, dictionaries, Britannica Image Quest (Access to three million rights-cleared images). The library catalogue (ELibCat) can be used to search for books, music, magazines and much more. What you need to do is go to your Local Library and ask for a card (you need some ID) and start reading!