Bellingen High School

Truth Triumphs

Telephone02 6655 1315

Emailbellingen-h.school@det.nsw.edu.au

Library

At Bellingen High School the library is the hub of the school. The day starts with a pop-up breakfast club held outside the library, providing nourishment as well as a space for students and teachers to interact informally. 

'The library is the temple of learning, and learning has liberated more people than all the wars in history'― Carl T. Rowan

Library information

Teacher Librarian – Haridian Ramirez

Library Assistant – Jade Tsang

Call us on 02 6655 1119.

Library opening hours

Monday: 9am - 3.15pm

Tuesday to Friday: 8.30am – 3.15pm

Library events

The library regularly hosts events such as:

  • Write a book in a day
  • matinee movies for past Clappers entrants
  • chess and Rubik’s Cubes competitions
  • student’s artwork displays.

We provide a Lego corner and arts and crafts space amongst other activities, and train our student volunteers to be active in the day to day running of the breakfast club and the library.

Library resources

Our library has a range of resources available to students including:

  • fiction
  • non-fiction and reference books
  • games and puzzles. 
  • streaming services of educational resources
  • laptop and desktop computers for classes or individuals to use for study
  • video conference equipment for sister schools and distance education students. 

Our collection is built with input from teachers and students, ensuring we both support the curriculum and hold books and resources our students will enjoy. 

Library goals

The main aim of our library is to provide a dynamic environment for independent learners and to provide services and curriculum resources of the highest quality and relevance. Teaching staff co-operatively plan and teach with the Teacher Librarian. The library supports a whole school literacy and literature promotion in conjunction with the English faculty. 

Library cards

Each student is issued with an ID card at the beginning of the school year, which students use to borrow resources such as laptops and books in the library.  The library provides free printing for school work outside of class times, accessible from 8.30am.

Senior study room

Senior students have access to a Senior Study room co-located with the library, specialist senior year resources, as well as an outdoor area to make tea and coffee.

Library catalogue

All students can access the Library Catalogue from home through My Portal, then scroll down to My Library.

Instructions on using the catalogue remotely can be found here.