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Library

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:

  • Fiction
  • Non-Fiction
  • Magazines
  • 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.

https://natlib.govt.nz/librarians/epic/epic-for-new-zealand-schools/epic-resources-for-schools