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Mentone Girls' Grammar School | Kerferd Library


Online help for products and services offered by the Mentone Girl's Grammar School Kerferd Library.

Help and instructionsSelect the type of help you need from the left hand menu or use the 'search this guide' option. If you're still stuck contact one of your friendly Kerferd librarians.

Database / Online Resources | Quick Fix

If you are having trouble accessing any of the Kerferd Library online resources first try clearing your browser cache or browsing history and then try again. Check the left hand menu for additional product specific support. If you still can't find what your looking for please contact one of the Kerferd Library staff. 

How to clear your browser cache:

  • Safari > History > Clear history
  • Chrome > History > Clear browsing data
  • ​Firefox > History > Clear recent history

Change to 简体中文 and other languages

Translate this library portalIt is really easy to change the language on the library portal to 简体中文 and other languages.

  • Go to the bottom of the page and choose a language. See the following image for details.
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  • Gehen Sie zum Ende der Seite und wählen Sie eine Sprache aus. Einzelheiten finden Sie in der folgenden Abbildung.
  • ページの下部に移動し、言語を選択します。詳細については、次の画像を参照してください.

Change language preference on the library portal

This changes the language on all the pages. It even changes the language of the news feeds. See the following image for details.

News feed in Chinese


Help | Study Skills

Go to Study Skills for online help with researching, note taking, referencing, presenting, writing, exam preparation, bibliographies and how to use online tools such as Google Scholar.

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Library Hours

Library Hours

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

Borrowing & renewing books

How many books 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. 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 #  
# How many times can I renew a book loan?

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.

How long can I borrow books from the library?
  • Unless specified otherwise, to ensure fair and equal access to the collection, you can borrow a book for 3 weeks.
  • When you borrow a book it is stamped with the return date to make it easy to remember when it is due back. You will also get an automatic email reminding you when the book is due back. If you need the book longer you can renew your loan online via the catalogue, or renew it at the Kerferd Library information desk.
What do I do if I have lost or misplaced a book?
  • You will get an automatic email telling you when a book is due for return to the library. If you have lost or misplaced the book don't ignore the email, come and talk to the library staff.
  • Unless the book is on hold to another person, the library staff can extend your loan to give you extra time to find it. The Kerferd Library does not charge overdue fees, but if a student has lost a book there is a fine (the cost of the book) to replace it.

Borrowing & renewing equipment

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  

Booking a Library space

VCE students can book the Anne Forsell room in the Kerferd Library for:

  • Quiet study, or
  • Group work

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.

  • Bookings are made on a first in, first served basis.
  • Students are expected to keep the room clean.
  • Student bookings may be declined or removed if the Anne Forsell room is need as an exam space. 

Check with the Library staff if you have questions regarding booking this space.

Recommending a book

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?

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