Library and Resource Centre


The Glen Eira College Library is a vibrant and engaging place of learning and discovery. We provide quality resources, services and technologies to ensure successful and rewarding outcomes for all of our students. Our Library Monitors play an important role in day to day operations – particularly in the areas of resource selection, extra-curricula activities and helping with library duties. We have a thriving lunchtime Book Club, afterschool Homework Help sessions, and a number of other activities designed to appeal to all. In addition to fostering a love of books and reading, the library provides a caring and inclusive environment well utilised by all members of the Glen Eira College community.

“When in doubt, go to the library.”

J.K. Rowling

Library News

CBCA Children’s Book Week 2017

From the 19th – 26th August we will be celebrating CBCA Children’s Book Week 2017 in the Glen Eira College Library. There will be daily activities hosted by our merry gang of enthusiastic Library Monitors, including a Book Debate (“Movies are better than book” – fat chance of the affirmative team winning that one!!!!), Picture Book-Making and Book Trivia. There will also be a Book Club “Open Day” and prizes for the Top Borrowers and Top Premiers’ Reading Challenge Readers across the school. There is a display in the Library with all the shortlisted books for the CBCA Book of the Year, and these are available to borrow. Come and join in the fun!

Budding Film-makers

There are two amazing film-making competitions currently open to students in Melbourne: the Clickview 1-Minute Film Competition due in July and the ACMI Screen It Competition due in September. For more information, click on the links or visit the library to speak with Miss McEwen.

10 ways that libraries power high performance schools

The Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) has recently released a document that explains the importance of school libraries, and the services they provide. The role of the school library has increasing significance in today’s world of information overload. You can read more here.

Premiers’ Reading Challenge (PRC)

The PRC is open to all Victorian children from birth to 16 years in recognition of the importance of reading for literacy development. It is not a competition; but a personal challenge for children to read a set number of books by the closing date of the challenge. To meet the Challenge you need to read between 15 and 30 books (depending on your year level) by a set date and keep a record of them. If you meet the Challenge this year, the Premier of Victoria will send you a certificate of achievement.

All GEC students in Years 7-9 are now registered for the PRC. For more information, please speak to Miss Karys McEwen (Librarian) or your English teachers.

Book Club – Wednesday lunchtimes

The Book Club is meeting fortnightly in 2017. All students are staff are welcome to join in for a fun, informal discussion about books and reading.

Next meeting: Wednesday 23rd August 2017


Library Information

Library Staff

Miss Karys McEwen – Librarian

Mrs Megan Gatt – Library Technician

Student Opening Hours

Monday – Friday 8.30am – 4.30pm

Before TEAM: Year 12s only

Recess: Year 12s only

Lunch: after second bell, closed on Wednesdays for Book Club

Lunchtime Activities

Book Club – held fortnightly on Wednesdays at lunchtime

Board Games – Scrabble, Chess, Pictionary, Balderdash, and many more!

VCE Sessions – check the daily bulletins for further information

Comic Book Club – student run club held regularly in the library

Homework Help

Homework Help is held every Tuesday and Wednesday from 3.30pm – 4.30pm. Specialist teachers and volunteer tutors are available to help students on a one-to one basis or, if preferred, in small groups.

Suggestions Box

There is a suggestions box on the front desk in the library. Please let us know if you have any book recommendations for the library, or any other general feedback.

Collection Management Policy

For more information on collection management in the GEC library, please read our policy here.

Handy Links

Glen Eira College Library Catalogue

(currently only accessible while logged into GEC network)


State Library of Victoria


Inside a Dog

Encyclopedia Britannica 


“A good library will never be too neat, or too dusty, because somebody will always be in it, taking books off the shelves and staying up late reading them.”

Lemony Snicket