The library is a busy, vibrant hub within the school, which supports student learning and achievement by providing a wide range of material for research and recreational reading, as well as spaces to gather or to study. There are over 15,000 items including:
- Graphic Novels
- Short Texts
- Quick Reads
- Study Guides
The library is open from 8-5pm, before and after school and during breaks. Students can also print, photocopy or scan material in black & white or colour, top up printing accounts and use the desktop computers.
The student librarian team assists with a range of duties, including helping students, issuing and returning books, shelving and getting material ready to borrow. There is an application process, with applications opening in term 4 for the following year’s team. These are highly sought after roles, with over 300 applications for the 2023 team. (Aimee has a photo of the 2022 student librarians from the yearbook)
Want to see what we’ve got in our collections? Search the library’s catalogue: https://accessit.westlakegirls.school.nz/#!dashboard
We also support research and inquiry, using hardcopy and online sources. Students and staff can access the EPIC databases which provide accurate information on a wide range of topics.