LIBRARY OPENING HOURS:
Monday to Friday 8.30 am till 3.30 pm excluding Recess
The Library operates as a homework centre from 3.10pm until 4.20pm on Thursdays under the voluntary supervision of teachers. On occasions volunteers may not be available so the Library will close at 3.30pm, this will be advertised through the Daily Notices.
Mrs Waide is actively involved in the development of curriculum at the College through attendance at faculty meetings and curriculum planning meetings. Library staff provide assistance to teachers in the planning of assignments and provision of resources. Library staff work with students to assist them in developing the skills of independent learning and research and promoting reading and literature.
RESOURCES AND LOANS
The Library has a large variety of resources including newspapers, magazines, fiction, non-fiction, reference books, audio visual resources and much more. Loans are for a period of 2 weeks. If you have an overdue item you may not borrow a new item until the overdue item is returned. All lost or damaged resources must be paid for. Students may borrow up to 10 items at any time unless items are on “Closed Reserve” for assignments.
PRINTING AND PHOTOCOPYING
In the Library students have access to a colour printer and photocopier. The cost of printing or photocopying is 10c a page for black and white or 50c a page for colour. Students are given a $20 allowance for printing each Semester, when the allowance is used students must buy credit for printing in $5 amounts. Library staff are happy to instruct and assist students with printing and copying.
The Library is connected to the school network by wireless internet, so students can use their own laptops at any time.
WHAT STUDENTS SAY ABOUT THE LIBRARY
"Professional staff who are passionate about offering the most for their students."
"It is well stocked."
"Extremely kind and helpful staff."
"Technology is awesome."
"A great place to come for quiet study."
"Good books for assignments."
"Heaps of different resources which is good."
"Good range of information books."
"Pretty mad place."
A Catholic Secondary School of St Joseph's Parish, Tweed Heads, NSW, Australia, Diocese of Lismore