St Mary’s Catholic College Library is a well-equipped, welcoming resource centre which comprises a comprehensive range of fiction and non-fiction texts for students to enjoy.

HOURS: The library is open from 7.30am – 4.30pm every day (except Thursdays when it closes at 3pm).

HOMEWORK HELP: Supervised homework assistance is available every afternoon 3.15pm-3.45pm (except Thursday)

MATHS TUTORING: Mondays 3:15pm to 4:00pm in the Library. 


Library Refurbishment

In 2019, our College Library underwent a substantial refurbishment. It is an innovative and welcoming space for our community to enjoy.

TEXTBOOKS: The signing over of Government Textbook Allowance payments, and levies included in school fees provides students with textbooks each year. Students are responsible for the care of textbooks and lost or damaged books are to be paid for.

PLAGIARISM: Students will be instructed by teachers to submit their assignments into the plagiarism checking software TURNITIN.

REFERENCING: Referencing is used at the end of an assessment task to detail the sources of information and ideas used by students to complete their assessment task. The reference list will detail which websites, books, images and videos were used as sources of information.

St Mary’s Catholic College uses the Harvard Referencing Style for most subjects, except for Health and HPE subjects which use the APA 6th Edition Referencing Style.

APA 6th Edition Referencing Style examples:


Cheese or genes; Why are the Dutch so tall? Four Possible Answers. (2018). Retrieved from

(The above lists the title of the website, date of publication (in brackets), then the website’s URL following the words ‘Retrieved from’)


Stannard, P., & Williamson, K. (2012). ScienceWorld 10 (1st ed.). South Yarra, Vic: MacMillan Education Australia.

(The above lists the author/s of the book, date of publication (in brackets), title of the book (in italics), edition number (in brackets), city and state of publication and then the publisher name)


Dutch men revealed as world's tallest. (2014). [Image]. Retrieved from

(The above lists the title of the image (in italics), date of publication (in brackets), then the image’s URL following the words ‘Retrieved from’)


BBC. (2016). Why are the Dutch so tall? [Video]. Retrieved from

(The above lists the video publisher, date of publication (in brackets), title of video, [video], then the video’s URL following the words ‘Retrieved from’)

Turnitin Plagiarism Checker Information Guide:

Harvard Quick Reference Guide:

APA Reference Guide:

The library’s website provides access to the Library Online Catalogue as well as many useful links to sites and information to assist students with their studies.

Any enquiries regarding the library can be directed to the email address: -

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