Welcome to the Halls Head College School Library.
The Library is a large, well appointed, flexible building where usage varies according to the needs of the School.
The book collection includes over 3,500 fiction and 4000 non-fiction books as well as reference and picture books. There are also graphic novels, magazines, DVDs and Board games. Our P & C supported Manga collection numbers over 500 very hard working books.
The acquisition of Accessit Library software opened online research opportunities that students can use throughout the school and from home.
The Library is open from 8.00 am to 3.30 pm Monday to Friday. In Addition to hosting classes, the room is open before school, during breaks and after school. Student activities include study, chess, cards, jigsaws and reading. Computer access is for school work and educational games. During recess and lunch breaks a teacher is on duty so students can get help with school work, study and assignments.
Students are welcome to eat, drink and gather in the Library courtyard garden.
The Chess Club practice on Tuesday after school with a teacher coach.
In 2019 the School invested in new seating including couches for the Reading Area. The students and staff are enjoying the update. The Library continues to offer the comfort and security of two Egg Chairs. They were purchased with a school innovation grant and are visually interesting, acoustically amazing and extremely popular with the students.
We aim to promote research and reading but also provide a safe haven from the busy schoolyard. Supportive relationships develop between students and staff and friendships form across student age groups.
|**Covid 19 Restrictions Currently Apply
Library access before school and during break times is welcome however games and cards are not currently available. Social distancing is required.
The Chess Club is not running but matches can be arranged through Mr Daley.
All returned books are wiped and held for 72 hours before placement back on the shelves. Browsed resources and newly processed items are wiped and held for 24 hours.
Additional cleaning is in place and the room is sanitised between periods as well as during recess and lunch.