About the St Dominic’s Library
The St Dominic’s College Library is full to the brim with books on all sorts of interesting topics, as well as lots of novels that students can borrow. All students are entitled to borrow three books at a time: all they need to do is bring the library book, along with their school swipe card to the Librarian’s desk. They can borrow three books for two weeks at a time. Books can be returned at the desk or by dropping them into the Returns Box next to the desk at any time.
Before school each day: 8.30 - 8.45
The Librarian is present on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Otherwise, you can check out books from Library Prefects.
There is a Returns Box next to the Library Desk. You do not need to sign books back in - just drop them back in the box if there is nobody there.
Mindfulness Mondays - Colouring Club is on Monday at lunchtime
Creative Writing Club is from 3-4pm after school in S9
The Library is laid out as follows:
When you come into the Library, the Reading Area is on your right. This is the main part of the Library. You’ll spot the purple bean bags and the colourful shelves. Here you’ll find the following books:
- Fiction (including Juvenile / Young Adult / Senior & Literary Classics)
- Literature (Poetry, Plays, Anthologies, Theory)
- Graphic Novels & Manga
- Popular History & Geography
- Reference & Dictionaries
- Mental Health resources
- Textbooks and revision books
- Featured displays for events; new books
At the back, we have the Dominican Collection. This is made up of lots of interesting older books which have come from the Dominican convent or which have been in the school for a very long time.
Fiction is organised alphabetically by authors’ surnames. Other books are organised using Dewey Decimal Classification.
The Librarian and the Library Team
Ms Dickson, the School Librarian, is here to help your find your next book to read as well as to answer any questions you might have about reading, research, finding resources for homework and projects or to help you find any other information or online resources.
If you want to borrow a book at lunch time, simply ask whoever is supervising your lunch area if you can visit the Library. You will be able to check out a book from Ms Dickson or from one of the Library Prefects.
We have six Library Prefects: Anne, Carissa, Faith, Navya, Nicole and Tishe. When they are on duty, you can ask them for help with checking in and out books or finding what you need in the Library.