At St Michael's Collegiate we share library resources via two dedicated library hubs at the Junior School and Senior School Campus.
The Library at Anglesea provides a bright and stimulating environment for our young students, from Early Learning (3 years old) to Year 4. All students look forward to visiting the Library each week to browse and borrow from the excellent range of books available for this age group.
JANE SARGISON LIBRARY
The Middle/Senior School Library, known as the Jane Sargison Library, is located in the Emily building - the hub of the Senior School. Individuals, small groups and classes are constantly making use of the library’s comfortable and flexible learning spaces for research, study and recreational reading purposes. The library is also used after school for group and individual private study, as a homework centre and as a place to discuss literature.
Catering for girls in Year 5 to Year 12, the Jane Sargison Library provides access to a wide range of information resources through its large traditional print collection as well as online resources. The teacher librarians work in collaboration with teachers to engage students with a range of literature as well as developing key information literacy skills.
Computers are available in the library for research purposes, with a dedicated number of touch-screen library catalogue computers situated in key locations throughout the library.
The library's Online Catalogue provides access to resources in both Collegiate Libraries and has links to other student-accessible libraries such as LINC (formerly the State Library of Tasmania) and the University of Tasmania.
The Library subscribes to a number of online searchable databases providing full-text access to several thousand newspapers, magazines, journals and reference materials.
Borrowing from the Jane Sargison Library is generally for a two-week period, and there is no particular limit to the number of books that can be borrowed at one time.
The Jane Sargison Library is open Monday to Thursday 8.00am to 5.00pm and Friday 8.00am to 4.30pm.
The Collegiate staff are passionate and dedicated individuals who nurture all girls to be their best."
Collegiate taught me the value of a community that really cares and how beautiful it is to be a part of something that is actively trying to make you into the best person you can be."
Collegiate helped me to discover my passions and then gave me the courage to pursue them."
The learning environment at Collegiate encourages ambition and provides students with skills and opportunity to achieve their aspirations."
Collegiate gave me the chance to explore all aspects of my academic, sporting and creative endeavours."
I have always been grateful for everything Collegiate has provided me with.
Over the years that I’ve been here the sense of belonging and family has been a constant. Your sense of place is always strong, it’s just a great place to be."
I chose an all girls’ school because it develops my confidence."
Every girl deserves a quality education. My school helped me reach my full potential by challenging me every day."
Collegiate doesn’t hand me success, it provides me with opportunity to create my own success."
When you educate a woman, you educate an entire family."