The library has two main roles. The first is to encourage a love of reading and students are welcome to make book requests, reserve a book and provide feedback on the library collection. The second is to help students find relevant material for research and support classroom teaching. We are currently developing our library website to support this with links to NCEA reading lists, databases and research guides.
Ellesmere College’s Library has over 7000 items on the library catalogue and caters for students, their families and staff. It is open from 8.45am to 3.00pm every school day and is managed by our Library Manager Rochelle Ealam who is assisted by a team of student librarians during interval and lunchtime.
We have ten desktop computers with internet access available for students and a colour printer. A smart TV, three iPads and 65 Chromebooks are available through our library booking system.