Head student addressing school assembly

Library

What we offer

Opening Hours
8am – 4:30pm Monday – Thursday 8am – 4pm  Friday
Library Familiarisation

All new students receive a Library familiarisation session. Year 9 and 10 classes are introduced to the our Library software AccessIT so that they can make the most of the options available to them including re-issuing books, reserving books and resources, checking books on loan and overdues, writing book reviews and searching the catalogue.

Students who missed this session or want a reminder about some of the features in AccessIT can email library@waimea.school.nz with questions or to book in with a librarian.

Book recommendations
Our well qualified Librarians are exceptionally good at getting books into the hands of readers. We welcome book suggestions and can provide help with selecting appropriate books for reading responses.

Go to suggested books for reading responses

 

Research help
Email library@waimea.school.nz to request help with your research or to book in for a research interview with a Librarian.
Competitions

We host a number of competitions throughout the year and support our Year 9 and 10 students to particpate in the Readers’ Cup National Competition.

Student Librarian Programme
We welcome students from Year 9 through to Year 13 to join us as Student Librarians. Many of our Student Librarians have been with us since they started at Waimea College in Year 9. This role involves a range of tasks and training is provided. Pop in to the Library and pick up an application form or email Library@waimea.school.nz for more information.
Furniss Teece Computer Suite
The computer suite is available for use to complete school work before, during and after school. It is also available to be booked for classes. For more information email library@waimea.school.nz
Learning from home

If you are learning or working from home and would like help with research or borrowing books, email library@waimea.school.nz and we can guide you through the Library website and discuss a click and collect service.