Our School - Learning Centre / Library Information

St Philomena's School Library offers a range of information resources, both online and print, that support the ongoing learning and recreational interests of students and staff. Click the link below to visit our Oliver system.  Oliver is a web based learning, teaching, information and library management tool. It delivers 24/7 anywhere, anytime access to our school library resources including digital content such as eBooks and websites.

Please note: if you are using the link for the first time, ensure you select St Philomena's School from the drop down menu.


Students will need to enter a username and password which will be the same as their Chromebook username and password.


All students need a bag if they wish to borrow a book from the library.  This is to ensure our books are protected from leaking bottles, food etc!



All students have access to e-books through our Library website.  Please use the instructions (see attachment) to gain access to our Oliver system.  


World Book Online

St Philomena’s subscribes to Worldbook Online which is the online version of the well known Worldbook Encyclopaedia series.  The subscription is open to all students.

Our World Book subscription allows us to give you and your family access to this valuable reference source at your home computers 365 days a year, 24 hours a day. We hope that your whole family will use the World Book sites often to help with homework, special projects, at-home learning and information seeking. We have also just started trialling their ebook platform.  I encourage you to have a look with your child/ ren as there are some amazing factual texts available to our students.

Please contact your child’s teacher for the username and password.


**Please remember that login and password information is for students and their families only, and extending this information to people who are not part of our school community could result in the loss of at-home access for our students.**


Premier Reading Challenge 2019


The Premier's Reading Challenge aims to encourage a love of reading for leisure and pleasure in students, and to enable them to experience quality literature. It is not a competition but a challenge to each student to read, to read more and to read more widely.

The Premier's Reading Challenge (PRC) is available for all NSW students in Kindergarten to Year 9.

The 2019 Challenge kicks off Monday 4 March and closes Friday 30 August (midnight) for students.

For further information please go to https://online.det.nsw.edu.au/prc/home.html where you should be able to find the answers to any questions you may have.

The Challenge involves over 300,000 students from Kindergarten to Year 9 and more than 2100 government, non-government and home schools. The NSW Premier’s Reading Challenge book lists open doors to a rich collection of children’s literature representing a range of books including fiction, non-fiction, picture books, poetry and drama, and include a wide variety of Australian authors.

K-2 students only need to read 30 books while Years 3-9 only need to read 20 between the 4th March and 30th August.  It is a wonderful initiative that I encourage all students to be a part of. Kindergarten students will complete the challenge with their classroom teacher through the books that are read to them on a daily basis.  All other students who would like to participate will need to see Miss Bremner for their login in details.


Belinda Bremner