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PL Duffy Resource Centre

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Library Hours

  • Monday – Thursday 7:45 am – 3:45 pm
  • Friday 7:45 am – 3:00 pm
  • Lunchtime: Open Monday – Friday (Closed Friday for Year 7, 8 & 9 boys due to Sporting commitments).
  • Recess: Open from Monday – Thursday (Closed Friday) for printing, photocopying and book returns only.

Library Staff

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The Role Of Your School Library Resource Centre

  • We facilitate, plan and implement learning programs that will equip you with the skills necessary to succeed in a constantly changing social and economic environment. Through these programmes, you will acquire skills to collect, critically analyse and organise information, problem-solve and communicate what you have learnt and understood.
  • We provide and promote quality fiction to develop and sustain the habit and enjoyment of reading for pleasure and to enrich your intellectual, aesthetic, cultural and emotional growth.
  • We cater for the differences in your learning and we provide you with equality of access to, a wide range of fiction and non-fiction resources in print, audio and digital format.

We Provide

Class research sessions

  • Research support and Teacher Librarian assistance
  • Reading programs
  • Guest speakers and other special events
  • Chess and board games for before school, during lunch and after school
  • A place to print and prepare work for your classes.
  • Printing, scanning & photocopying facilities. Send your document to the library printer from anywhere in the school. You will need your SmartRider for printing, scanning or photocopying
  • A quiet place to work and to leisurely read

To enter the library on an individual basis during class times, you need to have your diary signed by your teacher and then approach the library staff for permission to use any of the library facilities. If you are sent to the Library to sit for a test, for research, printing or borrowing you also need to have your diary signed by your teacher.

It is important to note that the library is not open for use during Tuesday PCG unless you have a note from your PCG teacher. This is a pastoral time, not a study period. Books may be returned but not borrowed.

Library Resources

  • The Senior Library has an extensive Non Fiction collection (print and digital) which reflects the school’s curriculum, as well as Reference, Biographical and Autobiographical works.
  • There is a comprehensive Fiction collection which includes Digital ebooks & eAudio books, Picture books, Graphic Novels and CD ROM Audio Books.
  • The Library also has a range of print Periodicals / Magazines available to borrow. We also subscribe to educational Journals for research sessions.
  • The Library also stocks a small DVD collection.
  • Newspapers stay in-house and can be read in the Library.
  • The Library Intranet Page can be accessed from anywhere in the School. Students


Years 7, 8, 9 & 10 students may borrow a total of six items at one time. This includes four physical items(e.g. books) and two digital items i.e. ebooks (a few chapters can be loaded at one time to save memory space) and eAudiobooks. Digital items can be downloaded from the Borrow box app, via the online catalogue, or directly from the Bolinda website onto any mobile device e.g. laptop, i device or android device. Borrowing times are four weeks for print items and two weeks for digital items. Items may be renewed (unless required by another student) on presentation of items and SmartRider card. Years 7, 8 & 9 are not allowed to borrow Senior Fiction unless they get written permission from a parent/guardian and one of the teacher librarians. Only one item on the same topic from Non Fiction may be borrowed when researching with a class. Items issued on your card are your responsibility.

Library Use

  • When you are attending the library with a class you must line up outside & wait for your teacher.
  • The code of classroom behaviour is expected by all students when in the library.
  • You must be courteous and respectful at all times.
  • No food or drink to be consumed in the Library under any circumstances.

Catalogue System

The Library Catalogue for the Senior Library is called Oliver it enables students to do Basic & Advanced, as well as Title, Subject, Author and Series searches. Digital items such as eAudiobooks and ebooks can be downloaded onto any mobile device e.g. laptop, i device or android device. When ebooks are borrowed a few chapters at a time can be loaded to save memory space.

If you have any questions please feel free to ask any member of the library staff!

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