Springvale Library

The Library is central to implementing, enriching and supporting the teaching and learning program of the school. The library creates a welcoming, student-centered environment with a dynamic learning culture, staffed by skilled, committed and caring professionals. The library promotes a reading culture and provides a wide range of relevant resources, services and technologies to satisfy the varied curriculum and needs of its users.

The Library is the hub of the school.  It supports the staff and the curriculum of the school in the teaching of effective literacy and numeracy skills. Students and teachers have access to a range of print, online and audio-visual resources that support the School curriculum. The school catalogue is available on computers throughout the School. All children from Foundation – Year 9 come to the library, with their class, for one session each week. Children may return or borrow resources at lunchtime and before or after school each day.

We celebrate Children’s Book Week in August each year, with a range of celebrations and activities. Other highlights of our library program include author visits and library activity for each Year Level. Students from Foundation to Year 10 are invited to participate in the Premier's Reading Challenge.

Our Library has a wide range of resources which includes books, journals, CDs, DVDs, still and video digital cameras, colour and black & white printers, high speed photocopiers, multimedia projectors and fast internet access. Further collections include Islamic and Quranic studies books, ensuring that all students and staff will be able to find something they would enjoy reading.

Non-fiction books form the largest collection in the library. Books are selected to support topics taught in all areas of the curriculum from Foundation to VCE.

We subscribe to Newspapers, magazines and periodicals both for research and recreational reading

Library staff, with the help of teachers, manage the fiction and nonfiction collections. The collection is updated constantly, with students and teachers making suggestions for items to be purchased and included.