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The Gilles Street Primary School Library provides a wide range of resources and services. You can use it to assist your learning at school and for personal recreation and relaxation. We have a comprehensive collection of resources available for use by all members of the school community, including our Intensive English Language students who have access to approximately 350 books in 20 languages. The library also operates a network of eleven computers which are used for public access searches, word-processing, graphics and information gathering.

Opening Times
The Library is open between 8:30am and 3:30pm Monday-Friday.

Each class has a weekly borrowing session. Students can also borrow at lunchtimes.

During lunchtimes students may read, research, draw and play quiet indoor games.

Community members may borrow in the 15 minutes before and after the school day.


Loans
We have limits on the amount of books students and community can borrow to ensure equitable access to the collection. Borrowing limits are as follows:

  • Junior Primary: 2 books
  • Middle Primary: 4 books
  • Upper Primary: 5 books
Books may be borrowed for 2 weeks

Parents and community members: 10 books; books may be borrowed for 4 weeks

Books can be returned earlier if wished.

All books are to be returned for the long vacation over December and January.

Overdue Books
In the event that a book is overdue the following will occur:

  1. A reminder note is sent to the class
  2. An overdue note is sent home
  3. A letter asking for payment is sent home
If a book is damaged, please return it to school so we can try to repair it. If it is beyond repair an account may be sent home.

Book Care
We like to keep our books in circulation and therefore encourage families to look after our books by:

  1. Keeping books in a library bag.
  2. Having a special place at home for your library books.
  3. Keeping books away from babies and pets.
  4. Having clean hands when reading.
  5. Turning pages carefully.
  6. Not eating or drinking while you read.
  7. Making sure lids of drink bottles and lunch boxes are secure.