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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.
To ensure fair and equal access to the collection students and staff can borrow the following number of physical books from the Kerferd Library collections. Collections are arranged so they are age appropriate, and to enable the Library to report on individual student reading outcomes, books are not loaned to one person if they are intended for another person.
|Year Level||Number of Books||Loan period||Renewals||Notes|
|ELC||1 book||1 week|
|Prep||1 book||1 week|
|Year 1||Up to 2 book||1 week||Students start the year borrowing only 1 book.|
|Year 2||Up to 3 book||1 to 3 weeks||twice #||Students start the year borrowing maximum two books.|
|Year 3||3 to 4 books||3 weeks||twice #||Students start the year borrowing maximum three books.|
|Year 4 and above||5 books||3 weeks||twice #|
|Teachers||Up to 80 books||3 weeks||twice #||To support PYP units of inquiry and Junior class reading.|
|Other staff||5 books||3 weeks||twice #|
You can renew a loan twice expect when someone else has placed a reserve on the book. If someone has put a hold on the book you can't renew it, you need to return it to the Library. You will receive an email from the Library catalogue asking you to return the book.
What can I borrow?
To ensure fair and equal access to the collection students and staff can borrow the following number of physical books from the Kerferd Library collections:
|Year Level||Number of items||Loan period||Renewals||Notes|
|ELC to Grade 3||Null||Null|
|Grade 4 and above||up to 3 items||1 day||twice|
VCE students can book the Anne Forsell room in the Kerferd Library for:
To make a booking use the mConnect Resource Booking service. Off campus you will need to enter your School mConnect user name and password to access this service.
Check with the Library staff if you have questions regarding booking this space.
Sometimes we read a book and we think that it is so good that we want others to read it. We call this 'recommending a book'.
What books would you recommend other students to read?