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Library and Resource Centre

Library and Resource Centre

Library
The Library and Resource Centre is comprised of both College and Preparatory libraries together with an AV viewing room.  It is very much the academic hub of the school, both libraries accommodate boys during and after school doing research, reading or enjoying a game of chess.

The Centre is also the venue for the Public Speaking and Debating, St David's Forum and PT21.  It is encouraging to have so many involved teachers using the facility, emphasising the use of book material and not only the internet, whilst the students do research for various projects and essays.  A huge problem in education is the "cut and paste" syndrome where students are plagiarising material, using it in their work without understanding what they are presenting and doing so dishonestly.  There is no doubt the world-wide web has a huge role to play but with knowledge and discrimination. At St David's we continue to build a very good stock of book material and other resources for recreational reading as well as for educational and research purposes. Reading is the key to our children's future – just imagine, if you cannot read you cannot effectively surf the net!

Hours
The Library and Resource Centre is open Monday to Friday from 08h00 to 16h30.  It is closed during staff meetings, weekends and holidays.

Resources
The Libraries already house an excellent selection of both fiction and non-fiction book material in addition to periodicals, audio cassettes, CDRoms, videos, DVD's and commercial information services.  Accessing the library data is an easy task utilising the state of art library software programme "Alice". 

Internet Access
There are computers available in the College Library and in the Preparatory School Library.  All computers are linked to the internet which pupils may use for research purposes. Ipads for the foundation phase and grades 4 and 5 are housed in the prep library.

Librarians
The College Library is run by Ms Lethiwe Mazibuko , assisted by Mr Mduduzi Chonco.  The Preparatory School Library is run by Ms Doreen Johnstone, assisted by Nompumalelo Mwale.

Related Items:
Bibliography a basic list of Information Sources. Grades 8 - 9
Bibliography Compilation. Grades 10 - 12
Search Engines
Research Stratergies