Padua College is served by a Library at each campus. The purpose of Padua College Libraries is toprovide a welcoming environment, and innovative, contemporary programs, services and resources, which develop students’ traditional, information and digital literacies, and enrich and extend the College’s curriculum as a whole.
Our teacher-librarians work with classes across Years 7-9 throughvarious ‘Read Every Day’ programs, to foster a love of reading. Our extensive collection of teen and young adult fiction includes print, digital and audio books suitable for all literacy levels and interests, and our inter-campus loan system gives students access to extensive resources. Each Library offers a range of lunchtime activities for students to participate in, including Book Clubs, competitions and other fun events.
All Libraries have areas dedicated to teaching, reading and research work, all within an open plan environment. Students’ research is supported by the Library’s subscriptions to a range of digital databases, providing access to high-quality, current information. The Library team works with junior and senior students, to ensure they develop sound information literacy and digital citizenship skills, essential to their success in the online world. The Library also manages the College’s audio-visual resources, providing students with access to high-quality cameras and other media equipment.
Mornington Campus Library - The Mary MacKillop Resource Centre
Located at the heart of the school, the Mary MacKillop Resource Centre is a well-appointed, welcoming space which students access for study, assistance and leisure throughout the school day. It includes the Study Centre, a room dedicated to silent study and re-scheduled SACs for VCE students.
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