The purpose-built Library Resource Centre (LRC) shows that Sir Harry Smith Community College is committed to developing and maintaining an effective Library and resource service for all students and staff. The primary function of this facility is to support the whole College community by providing resources that are relevant to the National Curriculum and the different exam syllabuses studied, whilst also offering a wide range of exciting and modern material to stimulate recreational reading and personal interests.
Library staff aim to help students develop their information management skills whilst giving them access to a range of stock that is constantly being updated and revised. The LRC computers and laptops have an ever expanding catalogue of programs, as well as access to the Internet and the college network.
Students in Year 7 receive an induction course instructing them how to get the best out of the LRC as part of their English studies.
It is also used by all other curriculum areas, which use the resources for research, projects, assignments and coursework.
Students are welcome to continue their work or visit for pleasure during morning, break, lunchtime or after College until 4.15pm, where the can continue working in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere. Homework Club takes place on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays between 3.00 p.m and 4.15 p.m to offer support and resources to help students with their studies. A team of staff are on hand to offer assistance.
The LRC has a comprehensive range of careers information, offering guidance for post-16 and post-18 options, employment and further education. A Careers Advisor is available in the LRC weekly to answer student queries.
Each year the LRC plays host to numerous events and activities. A sponsored Readathon, World Book Day, book fairs, workshops, author visits, storytellers and guest speakers are just some of these. The Library Resource Centre is an excellent facility, allowing all students and staff access to a wide range of resources and services during their stay.