Our library has an excellent selection of books suitable for the wide range of reading abilities and cultures in our school. We encourage all students and staff to read for pleasure as well as use the library as their information centre for their research and study needs. A library skills orientation course is run at the beginning of the year for all Year 9 students to familiarise them with our services and help students develop the skills they require to successfully use the library’s resources.
Students will need to bring their ID cards to the library each time they wish to borrow a book..
Each year students who volunteer to become librarians are put on a roster to help once a week at either interval or lunchtime. All student librarians follow a training programme in issuing, returns, shelving and assisting students.
Students have access to the library catalogue, reference books, as well as the internet. All students must sign a Cybersafety Use Agreement before they are allocated a username sign on.
A photocopier is available for student use and students add money to their Student ID card to operate this.
We have a library blog for news and reviews of the latest young adult books.
To access the school library catalogue from inside the school.
USEFUL INTERNET LINKS
To access the school library catalogue from outside the school.
If you can’t find a book you need in our school library, try the Auckland City Libraries.
www.studyit.org.nz – Studyit – Online support for NCEA students of maths and sciences.
www.teara.govt.nz – Te Ara – The Encyclopedia of New Zealand
www.anyquestions.co.nz – Any Questions – Ask your online librarian to help you find the answers you need for your school work. This free service is available Monday to Friday from 1-6pm.
Resource material for many subjects is stored in the schools livebinder site, search marcellinlibrary livebinders to access our shelf.