The John XXlll College library is named the Ignatius Centre after one of the College founders, St Ignatius of Loyola. The Ignatius Centre is located at the heart of the school, both geographically and in terms of pedagogy. Students from K to 12 spend time in the library. There are six distinct learning areas in the library, so it is a hub of activity.

The Ignatius Centre is welcoming and spacious with primary and secondary collections of print and non-print texts. Students have access to computers, the College intranet, internet and the worldwide web. There is an e-book collection and a number of data bases to support student research and staff curriculum development. There is access to the library catalogue through SEQTA. With over 9,000 fiction titles, the Ignatius Centre is a magnet for readers.

There is a comfortable reading area encouraging leisure and scholarly readers. Students are welcome to read or study before school, at lunchtime and after school. Support with research and study is offered to secondary students. The library also offers binding and laminating services to staff and students.

The Ignatius Centre has a busy schedule of events. Such events as ANZAC Day, Naidoc Week, College pilgrimages or Book Week offer occasions to showcase our College and students. Displays in the library change regularly to follow the College calendar and feature new books.

Students are encouraged to work independently in the Ignatius Centre. Library staff are always available to help search for books, advise students about technology or guide them through data bases. A number of co-curricular programs such as Debating, Magis Productions and Chess Club are housed in the library.

Library Opening Hours

Monday to Thursday
7:30am to 5:00pm

8:30am to 3:30pm

The Ignatius Centre homepage can be located via SEQTA. It contains the library catalogue, access to online data bases, libguides, encyclopaedias, reviews of new fiction books and curriculum-based web sites applicable to all curriculum areas.