LIBRARY

Welcome

The Northside Christian College library exists to support the educational aims of the college.  We aim to supply relevant and up to date resources, both paper and online, which increase the students’ understanding of their studies.

Through the library’s fiction collections, from picture books to senior fiction, students are encouraged to develop a lifelong love of reading.  Works of fiction are selected by the library staff to be engaging, edifying and appropriate for the age of the intended reader.

 

Staff

Chris Marsh             Librarian

 

Library Use

During term time the library is open from 9.00 a.m. – 4.00 p.m. daily, including lunchtime.  Library staff are available throughout the day to assist students in their research and studies – whether online or offline.

Students can use the library at lunchtime for quiet study, free reading and access the hub of library computers.  Students who are completing work have first priority on computers.

The library is a shared work space and students are expected to be respectful of the rights of others to work quietly.

 

Resources

 

All students are available to access the library catalogue both at school and from home.  From the catalogue, students can search the library’s collection and availability of items.  E-books and streaming video can be directly accessed through the catalogue.  Please log in to access this feature.

The library also has a subscription to World Book Encyclopedia Online.  Please log in for the user name and password for this resource.

Thirdly, students can search and access the Age and Herald Sun newspapers online through the library’s Newsbank subscription.  Articles contain the full text at the time of printing and are stored in Newsbank’s archives.  Newsbank’s archives extend back to 1999.  Please log in for the user name and password for this resource.

 

Useful Links

 

Ergo is a helpful website maintained by the State Library of Victoria.  It is suitable for upper primary and above and contains useful tips for researching, essay writing and studying.

Inside A Dog reviews the latest releases in teen fiction and allows readers to write their own reviews, create or join book clubs and win free books.

Our local libraries, Darebin Libraries and the Yarra Plenty Libraries are also both valuable resources for students of all ages.