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Resource Centers

Resource Centers

Resource Centers

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 resource centers are a welcoming space for everyone. The resource center is the place to be if you are looking for resources for assessments, printing, games, current events and school history. Across our Primary and Secondary Campuses the resource centers 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 resource centers.

The resource centers 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 resouce center hosts a Scholastic Book Fair. The Scholastic Book Fair allows the students, staff and the wider community the chance to purchase quality books and stationery. The resource center is then given a commission based on the sales, which we then use to purchase new resources.

Primary Resource Center

Want to find some good books? Our Literacy program is strongly supported by our Loyola Resource Center, which provides a variety of resources for the Prep to Year 6 students. Students are taught research and referencing skills, while assistance is always available from our librarian.

Facilities on offer 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
  • 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 resource center is also utilised for Homework Club, Parent Sessions and Staff training - a great resource for us all!

Secondary Resource Center

The Manresa 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. The Manresa Resource Centre is designed for secondary students, providing spaces for studying, reading and relaxation.

Facilities on offer 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