Named in honour of Mr W. J. Kerferd, a long standing School President who was instrumental building the first dedicated Library space on campus, the Kerferd Library caters for all students from Kindergarten to Year 12. Highly qualified library staff value students as lifelong learners and aim to provide a dynamic learning and teaching environment by providing information literacy programs and curriculum resources of the highest standard.
The Library plays a critical role in supporting learning, as well as helping develop informed, curious and engaged students who can aspire to excellence, make a difference and, as enterprising global citizens, rise boldly to the opportunities of their times.
The Kerferd Library is recognised as a leading Australian school library. Along with 213 other schools across the nation it has been listed in the 2015 Honours List for Great School Libraries by FAIR (Freedom of Access to Information and Resources).
As part of the Library's ongoing quality assurance programs the Kerferd Library Strategy relates directly to the School's mission and strategic plan, and the Library has adopted an evidence based approach with open and transparent reporting that uses industry recognised standards and best practice. This includes ANSI/NISO Z39.7-2013 “Metrics and Statistics for Libraries and Information Providers”, Project COUNTER reporting when measuring the use of electronic resources, and the ALIA / VCTL Manual for Developing Policies and Procedures in Australian School Library Resource Centres 2nd revision.
As a future focused school library, the Kerferd Library is also engaged in working within the emerging International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) Global Vision. We are particularly focused on the areas that relate to:
As a school library that supports our students as successful, ethical and informed global citizens, key parts of our collections and programs are aligned to the IFLA / IPA goals and objectives framework. In particular: universal literacy, and access to information and the protection of fundamental freedoms. For more details see the IFLA Libraries, Development and the United Nations 2030 Agenda website and the Kerferd Library's main Be Global research guide.
The resources used in these guides are authoritative and age appropriate. They are:
To the best of our ability, in building and maintaining these guides we respect the rights of the copyright owner, as well as the terms and conditions outlined in the license agreements we have with our various suppliers. If you are the copyright owner, and feel we have inadvertently breached your rights, contact us directly so we can make the necessary changes to our guides.
To access content off campus that is protected by a license agreement students and staff need to use their mConnect login. Licensed content is identified by the red locked padlock icon. Content has been made freely available, or has been made available under an appropriate creative commons license by the rights owner, is identified by the open green padlock icon.
Senior School Library
|Monday to Thursday #||8 am to 5 pm|
|Friday||8 am to 4 pm|
Junior School Library
|Monday to Friday||8 am to 4 pm|
Social distancing is in place in the library due to COVID-19. Click HERE for details.
Library Spaces for students
The Kerferd Library offers a range of spaces dedicated to learning, study and reading:
Collections to inspire and promote reading
Fiction collections that supports literacy and boarder reading across all age and reading levels. This includes:
Collections to inspire the mind and support learning
A targeted Enterprise collection that supports the enterprising and entrepreneurial activities and programs across the whole School.
Age appropriate and authoritative separate Junior School and Senior School Wellbeing collections that supports the physical and emotional needs and wellbeing of students.