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An innovative and progressive Secondary Library

A dynamic space to engage.

Welcome to the Penrith Anglican College Secondary Library.

Students from Year 5 to 12 are welcome in our inspiring G Centre Library to read, research, play board games and share in other quiet activities in this vibrant, inviting space.

Years 5 and 6 attend library lessons here and secondary classes use our study zones in small groups to focus, discuss and ponder ideas.

The Secondary Library contains a dynamic range of fiction divided into age-appropriate collections, as well as picture books, graphic novels, a selection of magazines and a comprehensive non-fiction collection for research needs.

Virtual access is also provided through our Secondary Library to the Sydney Morning Herald, research databases for all levels of study, e-books, recorded television programs and much more.

Library staff are delighted to be able to assist our senior students with all their information needs including accurate referencing, research support, locating resources and academic honesty. Information skills are demonstrated to all year groups and library staff aim to equip students with the ability to find and use accurate, credible and relevant sources.

Access our library catalogue OLIVER here to browse the collection

News and Events

No Time To Read? Think Again!

Short on time? Can't concentrate on a huge novel? Try a magazine! We have new subscriptions to Horsewyse, Double Helix and National Geographic Explorers as well as Motor, Australian Traveller, Rugby League Review and more.

Premier’s Reading Challenge

The Premier’s Reading Challenge is open to NSW students from Kindergarten to Year 9 each year to encourage the development of a lifelong love of reading.

At Penrith Anglican College we energetically promote the Challenge to our students, and actively assist them to select Challenge listed books, track their choices and submit their completed reading logs.

The 2021 Challenge commenced on 1 March and closes on 20 August.

For all information on joining in the fun, talk to Library staff or visit the official website.

Book Reviews

Breathing Under Water

by Sophie Hardcastle ★★★★★ Breathing Under Water is a brilliant book that followed Grace and her twin brother Ben's lives. They are living together quite happily until all of a sudden Ben dies in a car accident and Grace has to cope with living on her own. Reviewed by Elissa (Year 9)

New Books

AFL

AFL

Chain of Gold

Chain of Gold

The Hound of the Baskervilles

The Hound of the Baskervilles

Amari and the Night Brothers

Amari and the Night Brothers

When the World was Ours

When the World was Ours