John Henry Cardinal Newman Library and Resource Centre
Teacher Librarian: Ms Malcolm
Library Technician: Mrs Clark
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
The school library and resource centre is integral to the teaching and learning process. The Newman Centre facilitates the work of St Pauls teaching staff and ensures each student has equitable access to resources, irrespective of home opportunities or constraints.
While the role of the school library remains constant, its design, digital platform, strategies and tools change as pedagogy and technology changes. The Newman Centre is a flexible learning space, our range of resources are designed to equip students with the skills necessary to succeed in a constantly changing technological, social and economic environment. We provide teachers with access to relevant curriculum information and professional development materials and opportunities, to cooperatively plan, implement and evaluate learning programs.
Information about the Newman Centre
Students may borrow up to eight (8) books at a time; this does not include eBooks borrowed through our Wheelers platform. The loan period is for two weeks and books may be renewed if required. Class Set novels can be borrowed for two (2) terms.
All students must be in possession of photo ID cards for borrowing books and computers, printing, and photocopying. Cards are issued to Year 7 and newly arrived students in other years. Students are responsible for their cards and replacement cost is $10 through the IT department.
Photocopying and Printing
Printing (including colour) is available from the computers through an application called PaperCut. Credit is topped up through the student account by redeeming vouchers that can be purchased in the Newman Centre, IT Office or the Front Student Desk for $5.
Printing costs are:
|Black & White||Colour|
|A4||5c per page||10c per page|
|A3||10c per page||15c per page|
Library Catalogue and Electronic Resources
The library catalogue and a range of electronic resources including, Student and Staff eBooks, and multiple databases, are available for students to access at school and from home. Students and teachers can access these resources by logging into snet.parra.catholic.edu.au.
OLA Silent Library
During Lunch and Recess the Open Learning Area is used for Silent Study. Those students who wish to study without distraction can obtain an OLA card from the front counter. This is a silent study area, one student per desk and No Talking.
Senior students are welcome and encouraged to use the Library during study periods. Library staff are available to assist senior students with research and access to information resources. The HSC room is stocked with course-related resources for the specific use of seniors. Students sign in at the front desk at the beginning of each period, and are to respect the study needs of other seniors, as well as junior students.