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The Senior Library provides a beautiful and inspiring environment where senior students can read, study, and research.

The library is kept interesting and up-to-date with a mix of current news media, an extensive range of non-fiction and a stimulating selection of international fiction.
Students are actively encouraged and supported to expand their knowledge in their chosen areas of interest.

General Information

Opening hours

  • 8.30am – 5pm weekdays
  • Open at break, lunch and after school for senior students.
  • Senior students may use the Library for study and research during free periods.


  • Senior students and staff are welcome to borrow from the Senior Library.
  • Three books may be borrowed at a time for a 3 week period.
  • DVDs are loaned for 1 week.
  • Loans may be renewed on request.
  • Students may borrow books for all holidays (except the Summer holiday where all books are returned for annual stocktake).
  • No fines are imposed for overdue books. All lost books, however, must be replaced or paid for.
  • Suggestions for new books are welcomed.
  • The Librarian is available to assist and guide anyone who needs help.


  • There are approximately 6,000 fiction and non-fiction books in the Senior Library (70% of which is non-fiction).
  • The library has an excellent range of resources including journals, periodicals and current news media that support the curriculum and independent study.
  • There are large sections dedicated to Literature, History, Arts, Economics, Sport and Travel.
  • There is also a selection of DVDs available for loan.
  • New books are displayed prominently before being assimilated into the library.
  • The library also has daily newspapers and relevant periodicals which are available for use in the library.
  • Computer facilities are available for the use of senior students and staff.
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