Information Resources Centre

OPENING HOURS

  • Monday to Friday 8.00am to 5.00pm

The Information Resources Centre (IRC) is a dynamic learning space, located in the heart of the College, which supports the information needs of students and staff.

The IRC provides access to the College’s extensive resource collection in a comfortable, air-conditioned teaching and learning centre.

Library and information services have changed dramatically over the past decade and the IRC is now a 24/7 learning centre with access to the library catalogue, subscription databases and other online digital resources. Bennies LibGuides provide students with a starting point for their research and reading needs. Overdrive gives students access to reading material and audio recordings to use on laptops and portable compatible devices.

The IRC is no longer a silent place with a range of spaces for different purposes:

  • a reading area is for quiet reflection, thinking and reading in a comfortable environment with lounges, cushions, small round tables and cushioned chairs
  • a collaborative classroom enables classes and large groups of students to work with the Teacher Librarians on acquiring information and digital literacy skills
  • senior students can access their own area for independent study.

All students and staff have their own College laptop and the Teacher Librarians work closely with teaching staff to ensure all students have the information, visual, critical and digital literacy skills essential for the 21st century.

Students are also encouraged to participate in a wide range of curriculum and extra-curricular activities supported by the IRC staff: Bennies Book Club, reading competitions such as the Premier’s and the College Principal’s Reading Challenge, workshops for using the digital resources on the College laptop and Children’s Book Week and Literacy and Numeracy Week competitions.