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The Information Resource Centre (IRC) comprises two libraries and a virtual collection of resources which combine to provide 24/7 access to a wide range of information and reading materials from Prep through to Year 12.

The Junior Years Library

gms-1711089-inset-images22Our Junior Years library provides an attractive and stimulating learning environment for our Junior Years community. An excellent range of resources, comfortable and inviting spaces, and an interactive teaching area combine to make the library a popular place. It is open from 8:30pm to 3:30pm Monday, Wednesday and Friday and from 8:30am to 3:45 pm on Tuesday and Thursday and is staffed by a Teacher Librarian and a Library Assistant during term time.

Each girl in Prep to Year 6 visits the library weekly for a lesson and borrowing time. Library lessons support the classroom program, encourage the love of literature, and promote cyber safety. Girls may also use the library at lunchtimes when notebook computers and iPads are particularly popular. Parents are encouraged to borrow from our specialised Parent collection.

Library events throughout the year include visiting authors & illustrators, Reader’s Cup for Years 5 and 6 and a Book Day during Children’s book week full of literature related activities and performances.

Our aim for each Glennie girl is that she will;

  • be able to access, evaluate and use information with confidence,
  • be prepared for the life-long journey of learning,
  • be competent and responsible in her use of the information toolkit provided,
  • understand how to stay safe in cyberspace, and
  • have a love of, and appreciation for, literature.

The Middle and Senior Years Library

gms-1711089-inset-images23The Middle and Senior Years library strives to meet both the information and recreational reading needs of girls in Years 7 to12 in particular, and the wider Glennie community in general. The library provides a safe, comfortable and stimulating space for learning and relaxing. It is open from 8:00am to 5:00pm Monday to Friday and staffed by a Librarian, a Library Technician and part time Library Assistant.

Areas are provided for individual study, group work and class groups with a combination of formal and informal seating. In addition to books, magazines and DVDs, students may borrow audio visual equipment and access a wide variety of electronic resources including ebooks, online databases of encyclopaedias and journal articles, selected websites, an extensive digital video collection and other online learning tools. Research assistance is always available.

The library program includes weekly Library Lovers meetings, Reader’s Cup competitions and an immersive Literature Celebration Day where visiting authors and illustrators deliver presentations and workshops to girls in Years 7 to 9.