The Laurence Library

The Laurence Library is named after the Reverend Peter Laurence OAM, Chief Executive Officer of the Anglican Schools Commission. The Laurence Library is located on Level 2 at 50 William St and sits at the heart of the school, both geographically and in terms of pedagogy. Students from Years 7 to 12 spend time in the Library, which has three distinct learning areas.

"I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library."
— Jorge Luis Borges

The Laurence Library is welcoming and spacious with a growing secondary collection of fiction and non-fiction texts, including a special collection for reluctant readers. With more than 2000 fiction titles, the Library is a magnet for readers. There is access to the Library homepage through SEQTA, which contains its catalogue, access to online data bases, reviews of new fiction books and curriculum-based web sites applicable to all curriculum areas.

The Laurence Library has a comfortable reading area encouraging leisure and scholarly readers. Students are welcome to read or study before school, at recess, at lunchtime and after school. Support with research and study is offered to students.

The Laurence Library has a busy schedule of events, such as ANZAC Day, Naidoc Week, school celebrations and Book Week, which offer occasions to showcase our school and students. Library displays change regularly to follow the school calendar, to feature new books or to support pedagogy.

Students are encouraged to work independently in the Laurence Library where the Library staff are always available to help search for books, advise students about technology or guide them with their study and homework. Several co-curricular programs such as Homework Club and Lego Club are housed in the Library. Students are also able to meet with teachers there for tutoring after timetabled classes.

Laurence Library Opening Hours

8:30 am to 3:30pm
Tuesday to Thursday
8:00 am to 4:30 pm
8:00 am to 2:30 pm