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The Arthur Leggett OAM Library

The Arthur Leggett OAM Library aims to provide modern and vibrant, physical and virtual spaces that support students in becoming critical thinkers, enthusiastic readers, skilful researchers and ethical users and creators of information; all skills essential for life in the 21st century. The library is staffed by qualified and experienced staff who see their support as an integral part of delivering the academic and social curriculum at the school. Both the physical and digital spaces are inclusive, safe and welcoming, encouraging students and teachers to connect with one another for both learning and recreation.

  • We are open every day from 8.00am – 4.00pm.
  • Homework Club is on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons.
  • Students may borrow 4 books for 2 weeks but items can be renewed if students are not finished.
  • Laptops are also available for borrowing on a daily basis.
  • Students are expected to respect the library environment and the rights of other learners.
  • The Library is staffed by Ainsley Bakitch (Teacher Librarian: Mon – Fri) and Lucy Fairbotham (Library Officer Mon – Fri).
  • For any queries, please contact MountLawley.SHS.LibraryStaff@education.wa.edu.au

Visit the Arthur Leggett OAM Library website

The importance of school libraries and Teacher Librarians

  1. A qualified teacher librarian and a well-resourced library increases student achievement. Library vision
  2. Teacher librarians can provide access to curated information that specifically meets student and staff needs. 
  3. A teacher librarian works to develop a reading culture and to raise the levels of information literacy across the school.
  4. School libraries provide a social space to meet, collaborate, research, learn, share, and relax. 

(Based on: https://www.scisdata.com/connections/issue-98/the-importance-of-school-libraries-in-the-google-age)