The Library provides curriculum based resources, literature and recreational materials in a variety of formats that support the changing needs of the St Patrick's College community. Non-fiction and reference materials are provided in both print and electronic formats. The fiction collection seeks to promote and encourage reading with an emphasis on Australian adolescent fiction. Students have access to the Library video resources through Clickview Online.
The main reading area of the Library is available for class bookings or for students undertaking individual research and is used by senior students during study periods. At lunchtimes the library is available to all students for study, research and recreational activities such as reading and chess.
A printer/scanner is available for student use. Library opening hours are 8.00am to 4.00pm (3.00pm on Friday) The Library uses the Oliver Library management system.
Students are encouraged to become familiar with the Library and its resources. Library staff are always available to assist student in using the Library. Students using the library should behave in a quiet and courteous manner and not disturb others. There is no eating or drinking allowed in the Library at any time. Bags should be placed n the shelves in the foyer of the Library before entering.
Currently not available for students at the inter-school level.
College Chess competitions though are held on a regular basis throughout the year.