School Libraries

Junior School Library

The Junior School library supports the educational and recreational interests of students and staff from the Early Learning Centre to Year 6. Library sessions focus on developing information literacy skills and are planned collaboratively with class teachers as a partnership in the teaching and learning of the Units of Inquiry involved in the Primary Years Progamme. The library houses a range of technologies for research, communication and presentation purposes.

The library is staffed by two teacher librarians. Students from Prep to Year 6 have hour long sessions in the library each week. Students in these classes can borrow up to four resources at a time. Loans are for two weeks, with open access to the collection so that students can borrow as frequently as they would like. Students at the ELC have half hour sessions and borrow as a group on a weekly basis.

Opening hours for students:

School hours 8.45am–3.30pm
Recess Closed
Lunch  1.45pm-2.15pm
After school Closed, except for quick borrowing

Senior School Library

The Senior School library provides a range of information services including:

  • a comprehensive website that provides resources and links to all library services and collections - http://cggs.libguides.com/home 
  • wide-ranging collections that support the curriculum 
  • extensive resources in fiction and guidance in fiction selection
  • complete textbook hire service
  • access to a range of online databases, and
  • advice on referencing, correct citation, avoiding plagiarism and research skills.

The library also has a large collection of audio visual materials including ClickView and DVC video resources, and various items of equipment available for loan including; iPods, eBook readers, cameras, tripods and iPads. The Book Club meets every fortnight in the Library.

The computers in the library are available for student use and they can access the School network and use their own devices to connect to through WiFi, to create documents and print assignments, and search for school related material.

Opening hours for students:

Monday to Thursday 8.15am–5.00pm
Friday 8.15am–4.30pm

Online Catalogue and Databases

Access to the library’s catalogue, Oliver, is available via the School Portal and Canvas. Access to the library’s databases is available via the Portal, Canvas and the website http://cggs.libguides.com/home