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Reading Opens All Doors

The Journey

Forrest Library

Forrest Library Staff





Mrs Beth Geddes

Head of Library

Teacher Librarian





Ms Julie Roberts

Teacher Librarian


Ms Liz Lawless

Teacher Librarian




Mrs Kelly Clarke

Library Technician





Mr Lothar von Retzlaff  

Library Officer

SmartRider Card

Use your SmartRider to self- checkout.

Please let us know if your SmartRider , you may still borrow using your diary until you receive a replacement card.


Library Resources

Print Collections

  • Young Adult & Senior Fiction
  • Non Fiction Narrative (Biographies & Autobiographies)
  • Non Fiction
  • Picture Books
  • New Books Displays
  • Graphic Novels
  • Magazines
  • Newspapers
  • ATAR papers

Digital Collections

  • eBooks & eAudiobooks (Overdrive)
  • Magazines
  • DVD's & CD's
  • Online Encyclopedias
  • Online Databases
  • ClickView (Educational Videos)

Forrest Library Catalogue Tour

The Forrest Catalogue

Cambridge Library e-membership


Hale School has formed an e-membership partnership with Cambridge Library.

This partnership will allow students to access a huge variety of eResources including: eBooks, emagazines, eAudiobooks plus a variety of educational databases.

While the e-membership does not allow boys to  borrow physical items from the Library, it is a step towards  students becoming lifelong library users

To become a Cambridge Library e-member students need to complete a permission slip signed by their parents and return it to the Library staff.


Book Club is open to all secondary students who enjoy reading and want to share their reading experiences and interests with others.

Book Clubs meets every Tuesday at recess.

All students are welcome bring your morning tea.

Lots of great activities organised to participate in include:

  • Special meet with our Author in Residence
  • Dymocks Book Chats
  • Grand Fiction Quiz
  • Combined meeting with St Mary's

The Light At The End Of The ROAD

Library Services & Facilities

Services & Facilities

  • Reader advisory & reference enquiries
  • Printing (B&W & Colour)
  • Scanning / Photocopying (B&W)
  • Student production area  (staplers, hole punch, guillotine, stationery)
  • Library Lost & Found 
  • Resource circulation
  • Self Checkout
  • Chess Sets
  • Lego


How many items can I borrow?

Unlimited Fiction & 2 Non-Fiction items on a topic.

How long can I borrow an item for?  

2 weeks.

Can I renew/reserve items?

Yes you can renew and reserve items through the Oliver page.

Can I place an item on hold?

Yes, an item can be held for 2 days, see the  staff  at the Circulation Desk.

Can I borrow magazines? 

Yes except for the current issue of the magazine.

Self Check-Out

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