About Us

Warami Welcome

Welcome to the Lion Library, so named because its first collection came from North Sydney Technical High School which had a lion as its school motif. Killara High School’s Lion Library caters for our students and staff for 21st century learning. Our website contains a huge range of valuable information for our staff and students.

The Lion Library features collaborative learning spaces, study spaces, a dedicated study area for our senior students, flexible shelving and furniture, and charging facilities.

Laptops are available for loan to be used in the library, and new technologies continue to be installed. Projectors and a TV panel now cater for larger audiences. The Lion Library offers programs, holds events, manages activities and encourages student leadership in our Student Librarian program, all of which develop 21st century skills in our students. We look forward to your visit.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

We respectfully acknowledge that this school stands on the Country of the Dharug and Guringai peoples, who are the traditional custodians and leaders of this land. We recognise the strength, resilience and capacity of Aboriginal Peoples and their relationship with the land on which we learn and lead. We acknowledge and respect continuing Aboriginal culture and its contribution to the life of this community and region. 

We celebrate the ongoing influence that community can have on our young people. We would also like to pay respect to our elders past, present and emerging, and extend that respect to all Aboriginal peoples.

Kate Aston- Year 12 student from 2019

LIBRARY OPENING TIMES

Monday:                  8:10am to 8:40am       8:50am to 3.05pm
Tuesday:                 8:10am to 8:40am       8:50am to 4:00pm
Wednesday:                        Closed               8:40am to 2:30pm
Thursday:                8:00am to 8:30am       8:40am to 3:00pm
Friday:                     8:10am to 8:40am       8:50am to 4:00pm

LIBRARY TEAM

Samira Chami – Teacher Librarian

Fiona Pollock – Teacher Librarian

Kathy Emmerson – Library Assistant

Eugenia Khoo – Library Assistant

Belinda Kellaway – Library Assistant

BORROWING

We have an excellent selection of Fiction and Non-fiction titles which is being updated with new releases regularly.  There is also a great range of eBooks which may be found on Oliver. Students can easily access and borrow these by logging in through their student portal.

Years 7 & 8
12 items

4 fiction +
8 non-fiction/textbooks

Years  9 & 10
15 items
5 fiction +
10 non-fiction/textbooks

Years 11 & 12
17 items
5 fiction +
12 non-fiction/textbooks

LOAN PERIODS
Fiction – 3 weeks                   
​Non-fiction – 2 week

PREMIER’S READING CHALLENGE

The PRC is open to all students in Year 7, 8 or 9. Students can visit the library to borrow any of the books with the PRC stickers on the shelves and on display. We have an extensive collection of PRC titles for students to choose from.

IT SUPPORT

The IT office is located in the library, next to the staff meeting room. Staff are available to help students with any IT queries they may have regarding their device or to help commission new students’ devices.

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SENIOR STUDENTS

There is a study area with individual study carrels dedicated to students in Years 11 and 12. Senior students also have access to HSC resources to assist with their work. The latest issues are held at the Circulation Desk, please see a member of the library team for more information.

BOOK REVIEWS

We love to hear what students think of the books they read, and so do the other students. Students can write a short book review on the bright sticky notes found at the new book display. Alternatively, they can write a review directly onto Oliver.

ACTIVITIES

  • Student Run activities: Monday-Friday lunchtimes
  • Knitting Club: Wednesday lunchtime
  • Chess Club: Tuesday lunchtime
  • Peer tutoring: Tuesdays & Fridays – 3:10pm to 4:10pm

READ OR RELAX

We have:

Board Games           Colouring-in            Lego

Jigsaws                       UNO

Chess                         Quizzes

Knitting                      Laptops

Origami                     Competitions