PLC’s Libraries, better known as Learning Hubs, are a community of research, reading and innovation.

The Junior School and Senior School Hubs / Libraries maintain traditional library connections and are welcoming places where girls can come to read and relax. However, they are much more than that. They are centres focused on research and innovation, where learning comes together to form links across all subject areas.

The personalised attention our girls receive in the Learning Hubs ensure they are a place where learning is meaningful. Here girls can develop the necessary skills to make a positive difference in the world, discover their uniqueness, and realise their potential.

Learning programmes equip the students with advanced information skills so that they become lifelong learners. The libraries are the busy hub of school life. Even when the lights are turned out, the libraries are still working, providing on-line material to the school community through remote access all day, every day.

 

Bad libraries build collections, good libraries build services, great libraries build communities.

— R. David Lankes.

 

The School’s focus on information literacy empowers students to become independent learners and thinkers.

The Learning Hubs provide:

  • Personalised technology support through 1 Degree to assist girls to effectively use technology to support their learning.
  • The latest technology, including video conferencing facilities, for collaborative learning.
  • An excellent range of books and resources to complement the curriculum.
  • A rich and diverse range of fiction to enhance a culture of reading and enjoyment of literature.
  • A well-stocked resource of digital and audio books.
  • A vibrant and stimulating learning environment, including spaces for study, collaboration and class learning.
  • A welcoming and comfortable atmosphere where student needs are supported by friendly and well-qualified library staff.

PLC is a reading and research community and the libraries provide a wonderfully varied collection of fiction and literature that stimulates students to read widely. The libraries host guest authors such as Dianne Wolfer and celebrate different literary and community events such as Book week and National Aboriginal and Islander Day Observance Committee Week (NAIDOC). PLC girls also have the opportunity to participate in different literary events like the Tim Winton writing competition.

The extensive fiction and non-fiction collections are complemented by a technology-rich environment that provides access to sophisticated databases and online resources.  Use is made of federated search functionality and supporting library programmes to equip girls with the necessary skills to navigate an information rich environment and avoid ‘info whelm’.

Opening hours:

Junior School Library Monday to Friday: 7.30 am – 3.30 pm
Senior School Monday to Thursday: 7.30 am – 7.00 pm

Friday: 7.30 am – 3.45 pm

 2018 will see the formation of The Senior School Learning Hub, a vibrant resource space that will comprise:

  • The Nisbet Dods Library
  • ILT support through 1Degree
  • a recording and film studio
  • a maker space
  • innovative learning spaces for integrated learning
  • flexible spaces for collaboration, group work, seminars and workshops.