The Burgmann libraries are a place where students can read books, find information, study, play on computers, draw, and have fun.

One library, two branches

The Burgmann School library is one library with two branches. Both library spaces are light filled and designed with plenty of flexible learning spaces for large group work through to individual reading nooks. Students are encouraged to borrow books and Oliver, our remote borrowing system, means that reading never has to stop!


The school library caters for students from Kindergarten to Year 12, as well as staff and parents. The resources include picture books, fiction, non-fiction, periodicals, e-books, reference and teacher reference materials as well as several online references and databases. The library catalogue is web based and is searchable from any computer on the school network. There are two WebOPACs (catalogue computers) in each library branch for locating resources.

Library resources may be borrowed for two weeks and textbooks are loaned to students for a semester or year. Students from Kindergarten to Year 5 need to use a book bag to transport the books from home to school.

Classes in Junior School (Pre-Kindergarten to Year 5) come to the library for 30 minutes each week for reading and borrowing. Middle and Senior School students visit the library with their class teachers to access resources and to learn research skills with the teacher librarian. Senior School students also use the library independently during study lines and after school when the teacher librarian is present to assist. The teacher librarians organise book groups for students in Junior, Middle and Senior Schools.

Opening Hours

The Valley Campus Library is located in the Valley Central Resources Building.

Opening Hours

  • 8.30am - 3.15pm Monday and Friday
  • The library is closed at recess

Extended Library Hours for Senior School Students

  • Monday - Thursday 3.15-6.00pm
  • Friday 3.15-5.00pm

The Forde Campus Library is located in the Browning Centre at the Forde Campus.

Opening Hours

  • 9am - 2pm Monday to Friday
  • The library is closed at recess