Library and eLearning

Head of Faculty

Nikki Carpenter

Collection Development Statement

The Library Collection at St James College is developed in order to support the school curriculum in line with the Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA) Standards, reflect the ethos of the College and underpin the touchstones of Catholic Schools in the Edmund Rice Tradition.

Ba-ra Barimi Learning Centre

Ba-ra Barimi is an Aboriginal word meaning "upward dreaming".

The St James College Library is central to the teaching and learning programs of the school, assisting students to become truly capable of functioning in a society which is increasingly dominated by technology change and the ever increasing volume of information.

The St James College Library, in partnership with the classroom teacher, is committed to the integration of information literacy, information technologies and literature to empower students to become lifelong independent learners and responsible digital citizens.

Students can borrow from our genre-based fiction collection, graphic novels and magazines.

The non-fiction collection includes up-to-date print resources and DVDs. 

The library provides eBoards and iPads to further enhance students' digital empowerment.


eLearning at St James College continues to forge ahead.  In a world that is becoming more ‘digitised’ by the minute, it is important that the ‘virtual world’ is well-managed, cleverly-resourced and carefully monitored.  Teaching and Learning at St James College is well-supported with numerous digital programmes and applications, as well as high-quality laptops for both students and teachers.

Currently, students and teachers have access to Education Perfect, Proquest database, Worldbook Online and Student Café on the TASS Learning Management System, which means that they always have the resources they need close at hand.

Upon enrolment, each student is provided with either a Dell or Lenovo laptop, depending on year level. 


  • Library Catalogue
  • Referencing (bibliographic and in-text)
  • Research and Research Skills
  • Reading Recommendations (appropriate to interest, skill and age)
  • Low level IT assistance
  • Printing assistance
  • Student Cafe assistance
  • LearningField assistance

Out and About with Jimmie


This week, Jimmie caught up with his good friend Alexandra Murphy, for a pat and a cuddle in the Library.  

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Opening Hours

Monday 8am - 4pm
Tuesday 8am - 4pm
Wednesday 9am - 4 pm
Thursday 8am - 4pm
Friday 8am - 4pm
Open during morning tea.
Closed for the first 15 minutes of lunch

St James Online Library Resources

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