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The Library at Genesis

Welcome to the Library at Genesis. We have two dedicated teacher-librarians, one for Primary and one for Secondary, and friendly library staff who serve the College community.

Mission:

  • To facilitate effective learning and teaching through the provision of quality resources and excellent services.

Vision:

  • To provide a rich learning environment and a gateway to resources and to encourage users to become information literate, literary competent, lifelong learners and thinking citizens.

What we do:

  • promote reading of books for pleasure and reading of texts for information;
  • equip students with information, research and technology skills to participate in an increasingly digital world;
  • provide resources and online databases;
  • use a guided inquiry approach as a framework for effective research; and
  • provide a skill base compatible with tertiary institutions and their study requirements.

Our Library Intranet provides 24/7 access to numerous online databases, including the following:

  • Book Finder describes book levels and points allocated to library books in the Accelerated Reader programme.
  • Britannica and World Book are two encyclopaedias that are available in different levels for the Primary, Middle and Senior Secondary students.
  • Facts on File and Salem are two predominantly Science databases.
  • Gale eBooks, Infobase Learning eBooks and Project Gutenberg provide access to eBooks.
  • Library Webs is a database with links to educational websites.
  • Student Resource Centre and the Literature Resource Centre are two databases that are for Secondary students.
  • Twig has over 1000 films on Maths, Science and Geography relevant to the Australian curriculum.
    Ziptales is a database full of eBook stories for Primary school students.