Welcome to the Library

Sacred Heart library is a modern space, housing a large range of fiction and non-fiction books, with new titles being added regularly. Students also have access to over 2,500 eBooks and Audiobooks through our ePlatform, an app that can be downloaded on any device. The library is staffed by a full-time qualified librarian as well as a part-time library assistant, both of whom are passionate about books and reading, and enjoy connecting with students to help them find the information they need. Other than reading and learning, the library space is used for a variety of activities by students, such as doing puzzles, mindful colouring and catching up with friends, or making use of the computers, copier and study rooms to complete homework. Come in and see what we have to interest you, or contact us any time on: staff-library@shgcham.school.nz 

HOURS (Please check the Library Information on the Student Hub for the latest hours)

  • Open to students from 8am Monday to Thursday.
  • Closed before school on Friday.
  • Open during Break 3 each day (closed during Break 1 and Break 2).
  • Closes at 3:30pm Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.
  • Closed after school on Tuesday.
Browse the Library Catalogue


Books: Books are issued using student ID cards, so please bring them to school every day. There is a limit of 5 library books for juniors and 10 for seniors, which are issued for 2 weeks. Students can renew books at the library (unless they are reserved for another student). Please do not let other students take items out on your card; you will be held responsible if the item is not returned.

Reference Librarian Services: The Librarian is able to help students search the library catalogue and databases for study and research; provide information and guidance on APA referencing, and show students how to log-in and best use our library catalogue and ePlatform.

Library Catalogue: There are two computers which access the catalogue within the library or follow this link from any computer whether inside or outside of the school:  BROWSE THE LIBRARY CATALOGUE 

Computers: We have 20 desktops available for the students to use before school, at breaks and after school. These are to be used for school work only.

Photocopying: There is a photocopier/printer/scanner for the students to use. Students use their ID number and a four-digit pin to log on.