The school library provides information and ideas that are fundamental to functioning successfully in today's information and knowledge-based society. The school library equips students with life-long learning skills and develops the imagination, enabling them to live as responsible citizens. (IFLA School Library Guidelines, 2015) 

The McAuley Library, named after Catherine McAuley is a central hub for learning in the school and provides a friendly and stimulating environment for learning, research and reading.

Our library staff aim to provide a positive and productive experience for all students and staff, from providing research assistance to access to collaborative learning spaces or quiet reading and study spaces.

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We provide:

  • A comprehensive website that provides 24/7 access to curated resource collections for individual subjects and assessment tasks.
  • Access to our physical collection via Oliver
  • Wide-ranging physical collections that support the curriculum
  • An extensive fiction collection to encourage a lifelong love of reading
  • eBooks and audio books via the Overdrive platform
  • Access to a range of online databases
  • Digital videos via Clickview
  • Textbooks for all students, except HSC English
  • Magazines via the RB Digital platform
  • Onsite access to the Sydney Morning Herald and the Financial Review
  • Advice on referencing, correct citation, avoiding plagiarism and research skills
  • Access to printing
  • We have a comprehensive parent library. Please contact Library staff if you would like to borrow one of these titles. 

Opening Hours

Monday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 3:30 pm

Please note that opening and closing times can vary with pupil free days and other staff meetings or events.

"I am the Way, the Truth and the Life"  (John 14:6)

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