The Susan Sullivan Library at St Mary's college is a state of the art learning commons incorporating flexible learning spaces, new technology and areas to encourage reading.
St Mary's was one of the first schools in South Australia to introduce RFID technology, improving speed of circulation, security and asset management.
The library has along with laptops and PC's, embraced Touch Screen technology. A tiered presentation room is yet another teaching space.
Recreational reading and literature study are still an important and ever expanding role of the library. To this end we have created a new relaxed reading area with enough comfortable sofas for a whole class to settle back with a good book.
The Susan Sullivan Library aims to be the source of a school community of independent, lifelong learners, empowered by information and enriched by literature.
The College library is a welcoming and vibrant environment where students can learn, explore and create individually, in small groups and as a whole class.
The library is central to implementing, enriching and supporting the teaching and learning program of the College by collaborating with teachers to plan, produce and teach curriculum units which encourage students to develop their independent learning and research skills.
The library staff collaborates with other teachers to design learning strategies to meet the needs of individual students.
The library provides a wide range of relevant resources, services and technologies to satisfy the varied curriculum and recreational needs of its users.
It also promotes and nurtures a reading culture and provides opportunities for users to engage in literature enrichment experiences.
The library provides a welcoming, flexible learning environment for the whole school community.