An inclusive, dynamic, information rich learning environment providing students and staff access to a range of resources 24/7.
CSPD school libraries are physical and digital places of inquiry and reading.They provide access to a range of resources that help students on their Learning journey and help inspire purposeful learning. Through access to our library resources and services, students develop a range of learner dispositions and capabilities to cultivate a culture of curiosity, creativity, imagination and innovation.
Our physical library
The Father David Scott Library, located on the McAuley campus, operates between 7:45am-5pm on Monday through to Thursday and 7:45am - 4pm on Friday. The extended hours provide students with access to all the essential amenities such as laptops, WiFi and printing services in a safe and quiet environment.
The library’s physical collection comprises of over 2000 fiction and non fiction texts and is continually updated. McAuley students are encouraged to participate in the many and varied co-curricular activities which run in the library such as Book Club, Think, Analyse, Challenge, Experiment (T.A.C.E) Space - a STEM club and Library Ambassadors.
Teacher Librarians are on hand to assist students with locating quality information from relatable sources and ensure it is used in an ethical manner. All library staff have a great passion for literature and are on hand to provide help to students to find their next ‘great read’.
Students have access to the eLibrary - the digital gateway to a range of quality online resources that encourage and enhance reading and support inquiry learning.
The virtual library gives access to an electronic bookshelf and database access for students and staff.