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Shortis Library 

Seeks to be a vital hub for learning and community at Whitefriars College

Will play a key role in supporting innovative multimodal learning opportunities across the college and curriculum

Will enable the Whitefriars community to question, inquire, create and connect locally and globally

Become. Belong. Believe.

The library is a great place to...

Catch up with friends

Read a magazine, newspaper or book

Sit back and enjoy a movie on the big TV 

Play chess, UNO, Connect 4, Cludo  and more.

Research assignments and complete work 

Hold discussions and group work or study quietly - study rooms available

Meet the library team

Ms Corbin Learning Leader - Library Monday - Friday        X 325
Ms Vella Teacher Librarian Monday - Thursday X 324
Mrs Mackey Librarian Monday & Wednesday - Friday X 324
Mrs Mackay Library Technician Wednesday - Friday     X 339
Ms Smith Library Technician Monday - Thursday     X 340
Ms Redman


Library Technician - Multimedia Specialist Mon, Tues, Wed, Fri X 322

We are here to help. Ask at the front desk for assistance or phone X320 or email 

We can help you with...

  • Find and suggest books to read
  • Find books for your assignment
  • How to download an eBook or audiobook
  • How to use ClickView Online
  • Printing and photocopying  
  • Assignment help - creating bibliography (using CiteMaker), Note taking, search tips and tricks.

In the library you will find

Fiction - shelved by genre

Adventure/Survival, Contemporary, Crime/Mystery/Spy, Fantasy, Horror/Supernatural, Humour, Science Fiction, Sport /Games, War/Historical

Quick Reads Collection

Just for fun collection

Graphic Novels and Manga

Biographies - Sport, Music, Business 

Non-fiction - shelved by Learning Area 

Commerce, English & Languages, Health/PE, Humanities, Mathematics, Performing Arts, Religion & Society, Science & Technologies, Visual Arts

You may borrow 10 items at a time for 4 weeks


Games - Chess, UNO, Connect 4, Cludo  and more.

Study rooms

Remember you share the library space with others - please respect your fellow students and staff.

What you will not find in the library

Water bottles only

Phones only before and after school

No headphones/ear buds unless studying

 No Computer games. ONLY Tetris and Chess allowed. 

Bags belong in your locker

Clubs - you are welcome to join anytime

Monday - lunchtime

Tuesday - lunchtime


Day 3 - lunchtime   

Day 6 - Recess

Thursday - lunchtime

For teachers

We are here to help.

Pop in to the library and visit anytime or email us on or call x320

Library learning spaces - the library space and study rooms are able to be booked for classes or small groups or meetings

Multimedia resources -  bookable by teaching staff for class use.

Library Catalogue Infiniti login -  - select LOGIN 

Digital Library

LibGuides/Research Guides 

Borrowing -  unlimited for staff 

Resource suggestions - are always welcome, especially any Teacher Reference.

Resources and Support for Learning @ Whitefriars 

Contact library staff to request a session and/or resources tailored to a subject and year level.

Finding credible sources online & in print

Independent wider reading

LibGuide  (Research & Study guide) creation
for an assignment

Notetaking & Referencing - CiteMaker & Turnitin

Staff and students have access to a wide range of resources, both print, digial and datebases

Fiction, Non-fiction

ClickView Online – streamed videos & workspaces

eBooks & eAudiobooks

World Book Online - encyclopedia articles & images

Gale in Context: High School -  Articles from encyclopedias, journals, magazines, videos images, sound

Access Australia - current newspaper articles