HSC Collection 2 (pdf 150 KB)

Library services

The senior Library is a dynamic and effective information-rich resource, integral to the quality teaching and learning that occurs at Wadalba.  The library space provides a welcoming atmosphere which works well as a learning environment and makes valuable contributions to enhancing student academic achievement by providing services, facilities and resources that complement the school's learning programs.

The Teacher Librarian works in partnership with the various subject faculty departments and Teachers to design and implement information research skill lessons with an emphasis on developing critical literacy and thinking skills.  Students and staff using the library are able to access a variety of traditional print and electronic sources of information, audio-visual media and photocopier/printer facilities.  In addition to an extensive resource collection, the library also provides a safe environment with comfortable, well furnished and quiet study areas for class, group and individual learning.  The library is also ‘text book central' and home to an extensive Teacher resource collection.

With a focus on literacy and learning the library is committed to nurturing each student to fulfil his or her academic and personal potential.  Given that the research tells us that the best way to help student learning across all subject areas is by reading, the Library is committed to promoting enjoyment of reading and facilitating development of independent learning and fostering the desire for life-long learning.  As the centre of reading and classic literature, the library provides the latest fiction titles in traditional print format and will soon be available in ebook format.  Further, the library collection includes non-fiction books, daily newspapers, a variety of magazines and a Reference collection to help students in completing their school work.  The Library management system includes indexed Websites which may be accessed from home along with World Book encyclopedia database.  A prompt will appear requesting your username and password.

Library opening times

Monday to Friday – 8.00am to 2.30pm

Students in Years 7 to 10 may borrow 5 books, with a limit of 2 books on any one topic

Students in Years 11 and 12 may borrow 8 books, with a limit of 3 books on any one topic

Avid readers are encouraged to enquire at the circulation desk for variation to loan criteria.  Readers might also like to put forward book requests.  Student ID cards are used for borrowing resources and loans are issued for 2 weeks.  An overdue notice will be issued and whist the school does not impose late fees, any item/s not returned must be paid for.

The collection is supported by a network of PCs and laptops, interactive whiteboard, digital still and video cameras.  Library staff provides a level of service and resources of the highest standard and are available to assist students, Teachers and the school community.

Mrs Tanya Taylor

Teacher Librarian

 Crime Mystery Reading List (pdf, 281 KB)