Bishop Tyrrell Anglican College


Fostering a love of reading beyond learning

Developing a love of reading is our passion as we believe reading is a gateway to many forms of success. Our library is open for all students, from Preschool to Year 12, at certain times, with extensive collections promoting reading for pleasure as well as for learning.

As well as housing physical books galore, as any good library should, our library provides access to digital resources. Plus, students can take advantage of a range of services, from research training skills to activities to promote reading, literacy, and printing.

Preschool and Junior School classes visit the library every week. Secondary students are invited to use our library collections, facilities and services every lunch time.

Our Library Collections

Discover what’s on the reading list at the BTAC library.

Physical Collection

  • Latest popular series titles
  • Non-fiction books to support the curriculum
  • Learning books for personal interests
  • Premier’s Reading Challenge list titles
  • Award-winning fiction from the Children’s Book Council of Australia and the Kids Own Australian Literature Awards

Digital Collection

  • eBook and audio book collection powered by Wheelers
  • Online encyclopaedia (World Book)
  • Digital textbooks for students Year 7 to 10

Library services for students

Helping students explore and share the written word.

  • Research skills training –In particular for secondary students, helping them to navigate databases and journal articles and preparing them for the rigours of tertiary academic studies
  • Activities to promote reading and literacy – Including facilitating reading groups such as the CBCA Sun Project Shadow Judging, Premier’s Reading Challenge, participation in nominations and voting for the Kids Own Australian Literature Awards, Book Week celebrations and Book Fairs
  • Printing services – For classwork, assignments and more

Our library offers dedicated reading and study spaces that allow students to focus deeply.