Library

St Paul’s School Library

The St Paul’s School Library is the heart of the School community. Through our physical and digital spaces, classes and collections we empower students, staff and the wider St Paul’s community to engage with their learning with confidence, creativity and a strong sense of wellbeing.

The Library spaces, open to staff, students and parents, provide flexible learning areas for classes, students on study periods and extra-curricular events. The Library has a large range of books, magazines, robots, readers, class sets, big books, teacher resources, charts, ebooks, audiobooks and more for students, staff and parents to borrow.

The Pulse is the Library’s online site accessible 24/7 from School and anywhere off-campus. The Pulse enables students to access the catalogue of physical resources, ebooks, and audiobooks. It also provides access to a range of specially created pages on research and subject content to make studying easier for students, as well as information on research skills, website evaluation, digital literacy, and cyber safety.

Junior Library

All Prep to Year 6 classes have weekly timetabled Library lessons with the Junior Teacher Librarian. During the lesson, students browse and borrow from the collection and are taught about how to best engage with a range of literary texts and formats, coding and robotics, and digital citizenship and online safety.

The Junior Library is open for lunch and before and after school for students and parents to browse, borrow and read. The Junior Library runs lunchtime activities each day, including craft, robotics, Lego, origami with students from the International School, Minecraft, guest readers, quizzes, treasure hunts and more.

Throughout the year, the Junior Library hosts special events, including author visits, Book Week, and Queensland School Library Week.

Opening Hours

Junior Library

Monday – Friday: 8am – 3:30pm

(Open to families from 8am-8:20am and 3:10pm-3:30pm)

Secondary Library

The Secondary Library is open before and after school, morning tea and lunchtime for students to browse, borrow, read, or study. Students are also welcome to join one of our book clubs, join a trivia competition, play chess or board games, complete puzzles, get involved in the makerspace or tech activities or attend one of the Reading From the Heart special events.

All Secondary English classes are encouraged to visit the Secondary Library for regular weekly or fortnightly reading session. The Secondary Library also hosts many classes across a range of subjects for information and digital literacy sessions with the teacher librarian on topics such as referencing, database use, research skills and online safety.

Opening Hours

Secondary Library

Monday – Thursday: 7:45am – 4:30pm

Friday: 7:45am – 3:30pm

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