The Mooroolbark  College Library is located in the centre of the College and provides a hub of activity throughout the day. It offers a stimulating and collaborative learning space for our  College community.

The Library, and its staff, embrace the College’s commitment to the development of a vibrant, dynamic and supportive learning environment for all our students whilst being actively involved in the teaching and learning programs of the College.

The Library space is zoned to accommodate diverse teaching and learning styles;

  • Zone 1 – Comfortable Wide Reading Couches – Offers students the chance to read in a way that is relaxed, enjoyable and encourages them to discover new novels and knowledge.
  • Zone 2 – Classroom/Research Area – Offers Students and Teacher the opportunity to use the class set of desktops in an environment that is engaging as well as to have easy access to the range of resources available within the Library.
  • Zone 3 – Personal Study Desks – Offers Students the chance to study independently in a quiet area.
  • Zone 4 – Personal Red Reading Area – Offers individual students the opportunity to be able to read in their own time in a comfortable and relaxed area.
  • Zone 5 – Group Private Study – Offers Students and Teacher the opportunity to be able to work in small groups during study periods, with access to computers and the many resources that the Library has to offer.

The Mooroolbark College Library is a welcoming, comfortable and stimulating community place. It is an creative and intellectual hub with a variety of spaces for different purposes and learning styles.

The Library is attractive and well organised. It provides quality, relevant information in many forms, print and digital with a safe working and study environment. The College Library promotes and encourages reading as a lifetime pursuit.

Mooroolbark College Library Catalogue

Digital Library

‘We have an obligation to imagine’ … Neil Gaiman

Mooroolbark College students and staff are now able to borrow books using the College Digital Library system viewable via OverDrive. OverDrive offers access to thousands of eBooks, audiobooks, music, and video titles. Users can read titles anytime, anywhere using OverDrive which is available for mobile devises and computers.

For instructions on how to use OverDrive click here: overdrive-how-to-use

PUBLISHED STUDENT AUTHORS

We are proud to announce that after 6 months of hard work, students from our Writing for Writers class, run by Mrs Jacqui Godfrey in 2014, have had their short stories published on the Mooroolbark College Digital Library. Marian Shairene Borja, Mason Wagner and Selby Tuck have worked diligently over the last few months to create, write and edit their short stories, design covers and work with Mrs Godfrey and Miss Godfrey to have their works published. These short stories are creative and unique and are now available to be borrowed through the College Digital Library by students and staff members.

The Mooroolbark College Library offers students a range of tools to increase their literacy skills.

Our Library is arranged to meet the needs of Students and Teachers, offering various areas for both Teaching and Learning.

Students and Teachers have the opportunity to incorporate the five zones into their learning.

  • Zone 1 – Comfortable Wide Reading Couches – Offers Students the chance to read in a way that is relaxed, enjoyable and encourages them to discover new novels and knowledge.
  • Zone 2 – Classroom/Research Area – Offers Students and Teachers the opportunity to use the class set of desktops in an environment that is engaging as well as to have easy access to the range of resources available within the Library.
  • Zone 3 – Personal Study Desks – Offers Students the chance to study independently in a quiet area.
  • Zone 4 – Personal Red Reading Area – Offers individual students the opportunity to be able to read in their own time in a comfortable and relaxed area.
  • Zone 5 – Group Private Study – Offers Students and Teachers the opportunity to be able to work in small groups during study periods, with access to computers and the many resources that the Library has to offer.

The College takes pride in its Library which is staffed by Teachers and Educational Support Staff who are passionate about supporting the staff and students with their information and reading needs. Our dedicated staff are professionals with teaching and information management qualifications.

Staff offer a welcoming environment where discussions with individual students about their reading are commonplace. Positive learning relationships are fostered with students who regularly seek assistance with writing, research and other library related tasks.

We are proud to announce that after 6 months of hard work, students from our Writing for Writers class, run by Mrs Jacqui Godfrey, have had their short stories published on the Mooroolbark College Digital Library.

Marian Shairene Borja, Mason Wagner and Selby Tuck have worked diligently over the last few months to create, write and edit their short stories, design covers and work with Mrs Godfrey and Miss Godfrey to have their works published. These short stories are creative and unique and are now available to be borrowed through the College Digital Library by students and staff members.

Over the coming months, students from our College will be given the opportunity to have their own stories and/or music published on the Mooroolbark College Digital Library.

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