An inclusive, dynamic, information rich learning environment providing students and staff access to a range of resources 24/7.
CSPD school libraries are physical and digital places of inquiry and reading.
They provide access to a range of resources that help students on their Learning journey and help inspire purposeful learning.
Through access to our library resources and services, students develop a range of learner dispositions and capabilities to cultivate a culture of curiosity, creativity, imagination and innovation.
Our physical library
The library hours are 8:00 am to 4:00 pm, assisting students who have limited access to technology and other information resources at home.
Students are issued with an ID card which is used to borrow from the library and they are encouraged to have this with them at all times.
Our large collection of fiction books include a collection of Graphic novels, Manga and Animae. We also provide online database access to journals and articles purchased by the diocese for student and staff use, which complement the currency of our Non-Fiction Collection.
Teacher Librarians are on hand to assist students with locating quality information from relatable sources and ensure it is used in an ethical manner. All library staff have a great passion for literature and are on hand to provide help to students to find their next ‘great read’.
Activities supported by the library include the NSW Premier’s Reading Challenge, student art displays, chess games, reading programs and other special events.
Students have access to the eLibrary - the digital gateway to a range of quality online resources that encourage and enhance reading and support inquiry learning.
The virtual library gives access to an electronic bookshelf and database access for students and staff.
More about learning at Bede Polding
Bede Polding follows the curriculum approved by the Education Standards Authority (NESA) covering all key learning areas. We have a range of courses to suit students at all ability levels.