Library News 

Returning Library Books

If you have any library books or class novels at home, now is the time to bring them in. There are some textbooks need to be returned also. 


We accept any O'Connor Library books back into our collection. Even if they are found from a student that attended a few years ago. Please drop them into the College office or students can bring them into the library.

library entrances. 

Books for Parents and Carers

We have many news books that even your parents or guardians may like to read. Titles can be searched via our online catalogue which can be found via compass or our website.

Books For All Abilities

The College Library has books for all reading abilities and it has been great to see many of our new 'easy read' section being borrowed. Our Teacher Librarian Mrs Glenda Lemon is also our College Careers Advisor.  For advice on careers, see the Careers page of the newsletter. 


Searching the Catalogue from home

Our Catalogue can be accessed via the Compass App. Just click on the star at the top and find 'Oliver'. Oliver is the name of our Library Catalogue.  New books will be visible on the catalogue home page or you can search you favourite title or author. Students can also borrow for their parents and carers which is handy with the holidays approaching. 


E-Books on Oliver

Supplementing the College library's hard copy book collection,  students have access to thousands of e-books (electronic books) through our online library catalogue. 

You can access the Oliver library catelogue via the star icon on Compass. If a book comes up as an ebook, just click on it and you can start reading!

It is as easy as going to the following link if you are logged in already: 

Free access to World Book online!

World Book Update

The How to Do Research section on World Book Student has been given a revamp with a more modern design and updated content. It is a perfect tool to help teach research skills to your students.

Topics include:

  • Intro to Research Skills
  • Planning Research
  • Conducting Research 
  • Evaluating Sources
  • Organising Data 
  • Presenting a Project

How to Do Research is available via the Menu in the top right hand corner of your Student homepage. 


Students can access World Book Encyclopedia online.  The subscription has been covered, so it is free to access for students and staff of the College. 

To access:

Via our school website,  go to Parent Student Information > Student Information > Oliver. Oliver is the Library catalogue. Once you get to Oliver, the final step is to click or 'Orbit' which is a button at the top right corner and then the link to 'World Book Online'.  Happy researching!