Special Facilities

St Andrew's College Libraries

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The St Andrew’s College campus provides two libraries to our students.  These two libraries work closely together, sharing books and resources to provide the best possible service to students. The libraries are fully staffed for all opening hours and the catalogue accessed 24/7, from home or school, via the Libraries intranet page: www.staclibrary.com. This page also provides other vital links for research and reading information.

The Preparatory Library is situated near the Norman’s Road entrance to the Preparatory School and has an extensive range of fiction and non-fiction for the Year 1 – 8 students. 

The Secondary Library can be found facing into the Quad for easy central access for all Year 9 - 13 students.  This library has a comprehensive range of non-fiction resources and provides are large fiction collection on the mezzanine floor.  Two computer areas with a total of 42 computers are provided for student and class use.

Historically the libraries have existed completely separately from each other but the new Oliver system effectively creates one library with two branches says Cathy Kennedy the College's Library Manager who oversees both libraries.

“Our immediate goal is to provide a common site on the intranet so we have a library without walls. A modern library has to have 24/7 access” says Cathy.  “Searching the Internet is a bit like students looking for goldfish in a swimming pool and typically students will only look at the top three results of a search. We can get rid of the surplus information so it becomes like looking for goldfish in a bowl.”

She would also like to keep nurturing the reading culture the College has and as part of that intends keeping the author visits going. The Prep School library recently hosted Fleur Beale and a favourite for encouraging boys to read, Brian Falkner.

Opening Hours

Preparatory Library:  Monday – Friday 8:15am – 3:30pm

Secondary Library:  Monday – Friday 8:00am – 5:00pm and Monday - Thursday 6:00pm – 8:00pm

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Contact Registrar Lynn Smith enrol@stac.school.nz or 03 940-2016 to book an appointment or request an information pack.

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