Library

In the literary spirit of Banjo Paterson, Library services at A.B. Paterson College aspire to develop a life-long passion for learning by immersing students in a culture of reading and literature.  We also provide students with information literacy and critical thinking skills to navigate a wide variety of media, while maintaining welcoming and creative learning spaces for our College community. 

The Library collection has an Australian focus, along with a generous balance of literary classics, award-winning authors, curriculum-relevant non-fiction and current periodicals and databases.  Our libraries are active and exciting spaces at our College.  We organise and participate in our College’s annual Book Week and the ALIA National Simultaneous Storytime, and host Scholastic Book Clubs and Book Fairs. We also invite students to become involved in a plethora of clubs, activities and contests within our libraries throughout the school year. 

We invite all members of our College community to enjoy our spaces at the College. All community members are encouraged to create a library account and are welcome to borrow print and online resources. 

The College Libraries are divided across two branches within the College.  Both Libraries are open before school, at morning tea, lunch and after school. 

The Homestead - Open 7:30am to 4:00pm

A gorgeous state of the art space for Year 4 - 12 students, strategically located in The Winton Centre.  Our Year 4 - 6 students have timetabled Library classes once a week.  Senior students are supported throughout the semesters with Research, Referencing and borrowing sessions. 

The Lilly Pilly Learning Centre - Open 8:00am to 3:30pm

A whimsical and imaginative space for our Prep to Year 3 students, nestled within our Junior School area of the College. Prep to Year 3 have timetabled library classes once a week and our Early Years Centres also have access to the library. There is a Parent and Bub Book Club on Thursday mornings.