Kirwan State High School
Library aims to provide a service rich, inviting and comfortable physical
environment that enables and advances a dynamic range of activities for
students and staff for the purposes of information and knowledge seeking,
contemplation and recreation.
aim is to provide a resource collection that connects students with the 21st
Century world. Students have access to resources which meets their broad range
of interests and needs, in a welcoming, safe, learning environment.
is open 8.15-4.30, including both lunches. There are established areas for
individual study, computer use, Board and Card Games and individual reading
during these times. Homework assistance is provided after school Tuesday
through to Thursday.
contains a number of flexible learning spaces and facilities which provide
access to all Library resources including computers and a high quality
printer/photocopier/scanner, as well as wifi to support the school laptop and
staff offer assistance to students and staff in a number of areas, including
the selection of current and appropriate reading and curriculum resources,
instruction in the location and use of such resources, development of
information literacy skills and assistance with the selection of reading
materials. Students may borrow resources for a two week period.
collection contains extensive print and digital resources, including:
Regularly updated Fiction, Manga and Graphic Novels
to encourage and promote reading for learning and leisure.
Current Non-Fiction and E-books to support
curriculum needs and general interest reading.
Daily newspapers and magazines to cater for
curriculum needs and personal interest.
Reference collection, for that quick fact.
A range of online databases, allowing students
to connect 24/7 to a wealth of online content.
- A selection of DVDs and online streaming to
support the curriculum.
Access to these resources is
provided through a fully-automated Library management system encompassing the Library
Catalogue, which can be accessed anywhere in the school, as well as on ipads in
Online databases enable students to access a
wealth of relevant and current information relating to their studies, as well
as providing them with the opportunity to learn and develop vital life-long
skills. Kirwan High Library subscribes to a number of databases, listed below.
Students can access these from home or at school by following the links below.
Login details can be obtained from Library staff.
Virtual Reference Library Unlimited access to thousands of E-books
Students Resources in Context Immediate access to current magazines,
journals, multimedia, newspapers, E-books
than just the World Book Encyclopaedia, includes related websites, multimedia,
Australasian Science Magazine Searchable articles of relevance to Science,
Humanities and general interest.