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To search for books use the Destiny Library Catalog



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To book The Blue Room (appears in BLUE on calendar) please "invite"  the library

as a Guest to a Google Calendar event, which will tell us when you want to book the room

About us

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The UWCSEA library service supports the five elements of the learning programme at UWCSEA through

  • Access to information and ideas in and through a range of media
  • Studious and collaborative learning environments
  • Use of library resources for personal development and recreation
  • Services to the College community of students, teachers, staff and parents
  • Supporting the concept of lifelong learning, and that of voluntary, individual reading for pleasure as a lifelong skill.

The library is open from 7.30 to 4.30 during term time.

Students can return and borrow books at the beginning or end of the day, during break and lunch or at any time that their teacher allows them to visit the library. There is an out-of-hours bookdrop at the carpark entrance to the infant school and at the library.

The library is open for Junior students to use at break and lunch time on a rostered basis.

Students who are supervised by adults are welcome in the library after school.

After school students with a late Activity or Music lesson may wait in the library by arrangement with the Activities or Junior School office 



Tips on searching for a library book

Students are encouraged to be aware of their own reading habits. As such, we ask them to take only as many books as they can read in the time between library visits.

Students are also encouraged to choose from a range of genres and so, they might bring home a selection of book, some that they may read thoroughly or some just to dip into.

If a student needs to change their book before their next scheduled library time there are opportunities for them to do so. 

Parents may also borrow books from the library 





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Follow the links below to find the topics that you are interested in or follow this link to see all of our current guides.

Maybe we have a LibGuide to help you with your research? While some guides may be more suited for certain Grade Levels, there are items of interest for everyone on each page.

This page will change frequently to align with current Units of Study and the interests of our students


Collection numbers

There are approximately 89,000 catalogued items

The Collections

Picture Books, Eager Readers books (small chapter books), Graphic Novels, Non-fiction books, Fiction, Picture Books for Older Readers, Books in Series, Magazines, Pop-Up Books, Classroom Collections

Online library facilities

Logging-in to the College website and going to the Library

  • Access the library catalogue
  • From the catalogue search ‘WebPath Express’ for secure online websites

Current trials. Ask at the library for login details
       No current trials

Activities, features and services

  • New books, genre studies / curriculum and celebrations are displayed throughout the year
  • Each class from K1 to Grade 5 visit the library weekly with their class. 
  • Students are encouraged to make new purchase requests
  • Students are able to reserve books
  • Author and illustrators visit during the academic year
  • International School Library Network (ISLN) Red Dot Award

Special Collections

  • ‘World Languages’ collection of languages spoken by the students
  • Chinese, French and Spanish books to support taught languages in the Primary School
  • PSE books to support personal and social education (these books include family issues such as death, adoption, terminal illness, divorce, LGBTQI+ and are not all on display but can be asked for)
  • Parenting Collection (Housed in Parenting Room in the library)
  • Professional collection

View our full collection development policy here

Click on the genres below to see the books in each collection

myON - Available from home and school. Students have their own login (contact the library if you do not know your login) Books can be downloaded onto a mobile device for offline reading.

Epic - Teachers have a free account and students can access Epic at school through the teacher's account. For home use, students need to subscribe. It is a reasonable subscription and a free 60 day trial is available. Books can be downloaded onto a mobile device for offline reading.

BorrowBox - eAudiobooks & eBooks, including books published by UWCSEA students. A wide and growing selection for all ages.

Wheelers - No longer being developed, but still accessible. Borrow and read eBooks from Wheelers anywhere, anytime, on multiple devices. Students login with their UWCSEA account details. Parents can request membership. Books can be read offline.

Follett eBooks - Look in the library catalog for eBooks (you will need to login using your GAPPS account to open them). The Lightbox series are interactive eBooks.

PressReader - UWCSEA is a Pressreader Hotspot. Newspapers & magazines can be read on a laptop or downloaded onto a device. There are some magazines and papers suitable for younger readers

StoryBox Library - Great picture books read aloud

For other eBook suggestions visit our FOR GROWN-UPS page



On this page we have set up some filtered searches to save teachers time. Remember, you will need to log in to Destiny to see everything that is available.

Class Libraries

Books to support PSE and UWCSEA profile

Books linked to a particular Grade and unit

Infant Bookroom and Teaching Phonics with Picture Books

Primary Book Clubs (multiple copies)

Big Books

Social Justice Booklists

Books to support teaching diversity

Diverse Books to support EAL

Picture Books to support Anti Racism DEI (ARDEI)

Learner Agency

Decodable Texts

Recommended books to support the topic IDENTITY

Word Inquiry

These pages are a work in progress. If you cannot find what you need, please let the library know so that we can update the search




Visit the Library Tree for things to do on the library computers

New books - February 2020

New books - November 2019

Click on the covers below to purchase.

Visit our latest HOLIDAY READING page
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