The Mission of the St Catherine’s Catholic College Library program is to support the curriculum of St Catherine’s Catholic College, and to provide students, teachers, and staff with access to current, adequate, and appropriate information resources and to ensure that they are effective users of information.


St Catherine’s Catholic College libraries are a welcoming space for everyone. The library is the place to be if you are looking for resources for assessments, printing, games, current events and school history. Across the three campuses, the libraries strongly encourage literacy. This is achieved through our range of books, magazines, graphic novels,  eBooks and more. You can borrow these to take home or browse in the air-conditioned comfort of the libraries.

The Libraries participates in The CBCA (Children's Book Council of Australia) Book Week. This is usually in the third week of August. The librarians organise activities and there is a Book Character Dress-up day. The Primary libraries each host a Scholastic Book Fair, Mercy plays host in May, Loyola in August. The Scholastic Book Fair allows the students, staff and wider community the chance to purchase quality books and stationery. The libraries are then given a commission based on the sales, which we then use to purchase new resources for the libraries.

Mercy and Loyola Libraries

Wanting to find some good books? Mercy and Loyola libraries are designed to meet the needs of our Junior and Middle School students.  Our Literacy program is strongly supported by both libraries, which provide a variety of resources for the Prep to Year 6 students. Students at both campuses are taught research and referencing skills, while assistance is always available from our librarians.

Facilities on offer at Mercy and Loyola Libraries are:

  • A vast selection of junior fiction/picture books to suit all reading levels.
  • An excellent collection of new fiction and nonfiction for general reading
  • Free eBook lending library available from school and home
  • Online databases – get the best, fastest and most accurate information online
  • Board games
  • Photocopying and printing services
  • Archives of St Catherine’s Catholic College (Mercy Library)
  • AV materials for school use (conditions apply)
  • Large collection of Teacher’s resources and equipment to support the curriculum
  • IT Helpdesk offering face-to-face support for students as part of the 1:1 laptop program.

The libraries are also utilised for Homework Club, Parent Sessions and Staff training - a great resource for us all!

Manresa Resource Centre - 2018 new building

Manresa Resource Centre

The Manresa Campus Resource Centre has a qualified librarian available to assist students with research and referencing. Students are taught skills and utilise resources to help them complete assessment tasks. Manresa Resource Centre is designed for secondary students, providing spaces for studying, reading and relaxation.

Facilities on offer at Manresa Resource Centre include:

  • A quiet area for reading, studying and relaxing
  • An expanding collection of the new release fiction and nonfiction, magazines and graphic novels
  • Access to free eBooks
  • A vast collection of quality online databases available from home or school that are suitable for all subjects
  • Staffed by a fully qualified Librarian to advise on books, referencing and e-resource training
  • Access to desktop computers
  • AV materials for school use (conditions apply)
  • Board games, card games, and lego
  • All your assignment requirements, such as photocopying, printing
  • Large collection of teachers’ resources and equipment to support the curriculum
  • Student photocopying and printing services
  • Theme days and Book Week activities

 

Mercy Campus

69 Marathon Street
Proserpine QLD 4800
P:  (07) 4945 1176  F: (07) 4945 2075

Loyola Campus

96 Renwick Road
Proserpine QLD 4800
P: (07) 4945 1414  F: (07) 4945 1415

Manresa Campus

114 Renwick Road
Proserpine QLD 4800
P: (07) 4945 1630  F: (07) 4945 1415