Statistically, highly literate people are better educated, more employable, healthier, have higher incomes and a greater sense of well-being. Why wouldn’t you want to be a good reader?
Through the Oliver catalogue, we have a huge selection of fiction and non-fiction books suitable for our students and staff. Our librarians are all avid readers and can offer recommendations to even the most reluctant of readers. We have something for everyone!
In addition to our physical items, we also offer 24/hour access to our ACEN collection in Overdrive. Here students can access thousands of eBooks, Read-a-longs, and audiobooks.
We have regular book promotions at the SPX Library and encourage all students to take part in the NSW Premier’s Reading Challenge each year.
Students wishing to improve their reading are very well supported.
In today’s information - knowledge economy it is vital that students think critically about information and where it is coming from. Our focus on information literacy allows classroom teachers to work closely with the Teacher Librarian to encourage transferable skills and thought processes that nurture critical thinking skills so that students become discerning users of information.
From the Oliver homepage, students can use the LearnPath Guides to help them with study skills, bibliographies, evaluating the credibility of websites and determining media bias.
We encourage students to:
Joining Newcastle Libraries
We strongly encourage students to join their local library. Through the Newcastle Libraries eLibrary portal, students have access to eMagazines, eAudiobooks, and importantly, research databases. These databases are particularly important, especially in Years 9 & 10.
Studiosity – a free online study support service is also available through Newcastle Libraries. You'll have access to online tutors who are there to help with homework, assignments, studying and so much more.
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