Library and Resource Centre

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The Brother Laurie Hopgood Library is a modern and comfortable space which provides students with quiet study areas and collaborative learning spaces. Printed and electronic resources are on hand, along with audio / visual equipment, and staff are always available to assist students in producing the highest quality work.

St Mary's College Brother Laurie Hopgood Library values learning as a lifelong experience by:

  • Promoting resource-based inquiry learning;
  • Promoting literacy through reading, viewing and listening for enjoyment;
  • Supporting the curriculum through centralised services and specialised support;
  • Providing access to information from a wide range of mediums;
  • Managing the college's information services.

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Some of the other key features of the Library include:​

  • ​Opening hours: 8.00am - 4.00pm Monday to Friday (term time only);
  • Specialised homework and research help (3.00 - 4.00 pm Tuesday and Thursday);
  • Online databases and research guides available for research;
  • Wireless network with one to one student / laptop program;
  • Excellent ICT, audio-visual and photocopying / printing facilities.​

Staff​​

Teacher-Librarian
Mrs Jen Connell
jen.connell@bne.catholic.edu.au
Library Assistant
Ms Karen Brooks
kbrooks@bne.catholic.edu.au
Computer Systems Coordinator
Mr Mick Henderson
jhenderson@bne.catholic.edu.au
Technology Development Leader​
Ms Kirsty Patterson
Kirsty.L.Patterson@bne.catholic.edu.au