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Library

Welcome to our Library

Home 9 Learning for Life 9 Library

A Library on both campuses

Rowville Secondary College prides itself on offering excellent resources in both print and digital to facilitate teaching and learning. There is a library at each campus serving the needs of students and teachers, and library staff are able to assist by providing information and resources. We are open from 8.00am to 4.00pm and students are encouraged to visit before and after school, and during recess and lunch.

The libraries are a welcoming space for independent and group study, research, and quiet reading. They also provide an opportunity for socialising with friends, group discussions, and playing games. During class time, teachers can send a small group of students to work in the library.

Printed Resources

FICTION: We have a wide range of books which can be borrowed for three weeks and cover the following genres – Action and Adventure, Animals, Comedy, Crime and Mystery, Diary Stories, Fantasy, Friends and Family, Graphic Novels and Manga, History, Horror, Other Cultures, Quick Reads, Real Life, Romance, School Stories, Sci-Fi, Short Stories, Sport, Supernatural and Monsters, and War.

NON-FICTION: These books can be borrowed for three weeks and are arranged via subjects using Dewey. Non-fiction includes a wide range of Biographies.

REFERENCE: These are available for use in the library (west campuse) only and include encyclopedias, dictionaries, and atlases.

MAGAZINES: We subscribe to the following magazines, which can be borrowed for one week: East – Australian Golf Digest, Australian Tennis, Dance Australia, Good Reading, Inside Sport, Slam Basketball, and Women in Pop. West – Australian Geographic, Choice, Dirt Bike Australia, Double Helix, Frankie, Revolution Mountain Bike, Slam, and Slam Skateboarding.

online Resources

We offer free online resources, including EBSCO and Echo, which are accessible from both school and home. Please speak to Library staff if you need login details.

  • : understand, analyse and argue contemporary media issues.

Other online resources:

Technology

Computers

Both libraries have a number of computers which can be used for study, or recreation during recess and lunch. Headphones can also be borrowed if needed.

Printing/Photocopying/Scanning

Library staff can help students to print, photocopy and scan their work using their student card or login details. Students can add credit to their account at the Office.

Printing and Photocopying Costs:

  • Per page A4 A3
  • Black & White 5c 10c
  • Colour 40c 80c

Scanning is free of charge.

west Activities

West Campus Clubs

Language Club (Tuesday lunchtimes)

The Librarian, International Student Project Officer and international and local students discuss culture, food and activities, sharing English and simple Chinese languages.

Book Club (Thursday lunchtimes)

Library staff and students discuss books, movies and issues of interest while sharing snacks.

Other clubs and activities

Library staff support teacher-run clubs and activities. At the West, we are hosting Dungeons and Dragons, Chess and Rubix Cube clubs and look forward to new initiatives from the Student Representative Council.

east Activities

East Campus Clubs

Book Club (Friday lunchtimes)

New members are welcome to join the Librarian and students to discuss books and socialise over a cup of tea. Each year the Book Club goes on an excursion to a literature event in the City.

Games Club (Thursday Lunchtimes)

Library staff set up and help with the rules and strategies of games. Favourites include chess, checkers, Monopoly, Game of Life, Cluedo, Connect Four and Uno. We introduce newcomers to other players and join in the games too.

DUAL CAMPUS EVENTS

Various events are held in the library, including Book Week where the whole school celebrates reading and writing with a week of events, including author visits, writing workshops, lunchtime activities and yummy food.