Library Services

Operating College-wide, WestMAC Library Services is well positioned to provide resources, research, advice and support to students and staff in matters of information access, information literacy, digital literacy and critical literacy. The promotion of literature and sharing a passion for reading are naturally at the core of Library Services and its team of staff.


Locations and Opening Hours

  • Claridge Centre Library (Building C – main level)
    • Open school days 7.30am to 4.30pm for Years 7 to 12
  • Junior School Library (Building JC)
    • Open School Days 8.00am to 3.00pm for Prep to Year 6
    • Closed for morning tea


Resource Collections

Contemporary library services provide access to numerous collection types incorporating both physical and digital resources. The WestMAC Library Services team recognise the need for both traditional and digital collections and aims to strike a balanced collection.

Our library management system, Infiniti, provides seamless access to a range of online materials as well as provides information about the location of all available the Library resources. WestMAC Library Services’ catalogue is available anytime, anywhere via https://wmac.concordinfiniti.com/login (use your regular WestMAC login).

Digital Library Services provides instant access to digital resources such as audio-visual, journals, newspapers and magazines via databases, digital encyclopedias and eBooks. All digital services can be accessed from home or school using regular WestMAC login (unless otherwise identified), and include:

  • ClickView
  • Britannica School
  • EBSCO databases
    • Australian and New Zealand Reference Centre
    • Science Reference Centre
    • History Reference Centre
  • Wheelers ePlatform (audiobooks and ebooks)

All digital services are accessible via the Infiniti home page.


Claridge Centre Library

Provides physical collections for students and staff including fiction, non-fiction, graphic novels, audiobooks on disk, and DVDs.


Junior School Library

Provides physical collections for students and staff including fiction, non-fiction, graphic novels and picture books.


Textbook Hire

WestMAC provides textbooks and resources for students through the Textbook Hire and Resources Scheme; families are not required to purchase textbooks. Please note: Textbooks and library resources are loaned to students on the understanding that they will take responsibility for them for the duration of the loan. Any item that is lost or returned damaged will incur charges. Replacement costs are added to term accounts. Damage can include but is not limited to water (or other liquid), mould, strong odour, torn cover and/or pages, dog-chewed (or other animals), markings or graffiti.


Printing

Claridge Centre Library and Junior School Library house self-service multifunction printers/ photocopiers for use by students and staff.


Any Questions?

Please don’t hesitate to drop in, call either library (Claridge Centre Library 3813 4530; Junior School Library 3813 4527), or email us via Library_Staff@wmac.com.au.