Assisi Campus Library
The core purpose of the Library is to support and enhance the educational mission of the College. Our collection reflects our Franciscan charism as well as supporting the teaching/learning needs of our community. Our quest to provide students with new and exciting books to experience the pleasure of reading for enjoyment is an ongoing pursuit. Reading develops empathy, creativity, self-reflection and awareness of others’ similarities and differences.
The Library has very much become a “Library Without Walls” offering 24/7 access from anywhere with an internet connection. Students and staff are able to interact with Destiny, our Library Management System, which not only informs them of resources we hold in our physical Library, but also enables them to connect with digital and electronic resources accessible through the portal. The Library is staffed full-time by a Teacher-Librarian, School Library Officer and part-time Library Assistant.
The Assisi Library provides the Secondary campus with:
- A modern, inviting place for the school community.
- Comprehensive literature and information resources for 21st Century learners.
- A library collection which is dynamic, current and responsive to students’ leisure reading as well as the learning activities of the College.
- 1-1 support for students seeking to boost their information skills to locate and evaluate resources for assessment tasks.
- Information skills lessons within the context of departmental learning areas.
- Access to a range of subscription databases for accurate information needs
- A small bank of laptops which provide backup to the College’s BYOD program for students to access daily loans when their devices are compromised for a short time.
- Age appropriate fiction and non-fiction collection.
Professional assistance to teachers with planning and resourcing the curriculum.
Audio-visual material such as charts, posters, CDs, DVDs, and teaching equipment.
The Library is open from 8:00am each morning. On Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday afternoons, Homework Program is offered between 3.00pm – 4.00pm. Homework Program is supervised by our teaching staff who donate their time and expertise to assist students with class homework and assessment tasks. During second break on Fridays, the Library is closed to games and general use and is devoted to a Student Reading Lounge where the emphasis is to provide an opportunity to relax and focus on reading for pure enjoyment.
- Students are welcome to borrow before and after school and during breaks. Loans are for two weeks, but students are welcome to renew books if they wish to keep them for longer – providing the items haven’t been reserved by another student.
- The library has a state-of-the-art Online Public Access Catalogue (OPAC) which manages the school’s collection. It is accessible to you here.
- Students may borrow up to 10 items, but this can be negotiated with Senior Students who require more resources for their study. Damaged and lost items result in a request for the item’s replacement.
- The College participates in the national textbook scheme to reduce the cost for families of supplying required texts for students. Students are provided with current textbooks relevant to the Australian Curriculum at the start of each year. It is the students’ responsibility to care for these College resources and return them in good condition. Any lost or damaged books will result in a fee being charged for its replacement in the collection.
- The library organises special occasions throughout the year like visits from children’s authors, participation in Book Club, organised Library events and Book Week activities.