15 May 2017

Junior School Resource Centre

The Scotch Library Service like to think we are the department that never sleeps or holidays! Our online service is available to the boys and their families 24/7 including during the holiday period.

We also encourage boys to borrow over the holiday period (providing they have no overdue items) as we know this is often the time parents have more time to sit on the couch and share rich reading experiences with their children away from the busy schedule of term time. Whilst boys can borrow during their library period parents are also encouraged to come into the library and borrow with their sons before or after school. The library is open from 7:40 am - 4:00 pm each day.

For parents, the Senior School library (best access point is Australind Street) has a fabulous selection of adult reads. As part of the Scotch Community, parents are able to borrow from this collection. The Senior School library is open from 7:30 am - 7:00 pm Monday-Thursday and 7:30 am - 4:00 pm Friday.

For those who are travelling or like to read books in ebook format or listen to audiobooks (great to keep the boys entertained on long car or airplane trips) the College has a fabulous collection of ebooks from the service provider Overdrive. These can be accessed 24/7 from any of the library home pages available at home.scotch and downloaded onto a variety of devices. Once downloaded you do not need an internet connection. The full list of compatible devices is available on the Overdrive site under Help/Getting Started with Overdrive. There is a short video tutorial to help you get started - click here. Parents just be mindful that you will need to select the books with your son as you will be required to login with your Scotch User ID and as such the entire Collection will be shown not just the those available for your sons age range. As this is a shared resource with PLC the collection also includes numerous great adult reads for Mums and Dads. If you would like further help with ebooks please email library@scotch.wa.edu.au or come in for a visit and we can assist in getting you started.

From all of members of the Scotch Library Service we wish your family Christmas blessings, a relaxing summer break and we look forward to servicing your son's informational and recreational reading needs in 2017.

Mrs Kathryn Salt
Junior School Teacher-Librarian