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The Albany Creek Library aims to provide a welcoming and flexible environment in which students can develop the skills they need to become independent lifelong learners. In supporting the school community’s goal of delivering a world-class learning environment, the Library endeavours to provide a range of services to support teaching and learning within the school, as well as enabling access to the tools and information required to satisfy the learning needs of our students and staff.

The collection contains extensive print and digital resources, including:

• Regularly updated fiction and non-fiction books to encourage and promote reading for learning and leisure

• A current selection of media publications including daily newspapers and periodicals to cater to curriculum needs and personal interest areas

• Reference and teacher reference materials to support teaching and learning

• A range of online databases, allowing students to connect 24/7 to a wealth of online content

• A selection of DVDs and digital media including Clickview to support the curriculum

Access to these resources is provided through a fully-automated library management system encompassing the library catalogue (Oliver).

Our Library contains a number of flexible learning spaces and facilities which provide access to all library resources including computers, phone conferencing equipment and a high quality colour printer/photocopier/scanner, as well as provision of wireless internet to support the school laptop program.

The dedicated library staff offers assistance to the school community in a number of areas, including the selection and processing of a wide range of resources; instruction in the location and use of such resources; development of information literacy skills; and, assistance with the selection of reading materials. Students may borrow resources for a two week period.

 Library Staff:   Mr Andrew Hamson (Teacher-Librarian) 

                        Ms Lesley Humphries (Teacher Aide)

                         Library Hours: 8.00 am – 3.30 pm

Databases

Online databases enable students to access a wealth of relevant and current information relating to their studies, as well as providing them with the opportunity to learn and develop vital skills needed for life beyond school. Albany Creek SHS Library subscribes to a number of databases which are listed under Related Links. Students can access these from home or at school by using the links. Login details can be obtained from Library staff.