Burwood Girls High School

Not for ourselves alone

Telephone02 9747 3355



Opening Hours

8:00am to 3:15pm, Monday, Tuesday, Friday (closed at recess on Fridays)

8:00am to 5:30pm, Wednesday and Thursday (Homework Centre afternoons)

Our school library learning centre provides a range of resources and facilities including books, magazines, newspapers, DVDs, CDs, maps and posters, study zones and reading areas, internet access via desktop and notebook computers, printing and photocopying.

Our qualified teacher-librarian is available to assist you with all your research needs.

Homework centre

A homework centre is available for Years 7-12 in the library on Wednesdays and Thursdays, 3:30pm to 5:30pm, during term time. The homework centre provides students with a quiet space to complete homework. Optional tutors are also available at no cost to students.

Print cards

Students pay for printing and photocopying in the library using a print card. Go to the front office to top up your account and have the money receipted. Top up is a minimum of $5. Take the receipt to the library to have your account adjusted. You may only top up your account at the payment window when it is open to students, not during class time.

Online Resources

World newspapers for current world and Australian news.

eBooks Borrow and read eBooks from our library anywhere, anytime, on multiple devices.

Catalogue OLIVER The online library catalogue for Burwood GHS. Student login required.

Searching using Creative Commons (CC)CC Search is a tool that allows openly licensed and public domain works to be discovered and used by everyone. Creative Commons, the nonprofit behind CC Search, is the maker of the CC licenses, used over 1.4 billion times to help creators share knowledge and creativity online. https://search.creativecommons.org/ and https://bit.ly/31kAPyA

To access a huge range of information not freely available on the internet, we recommend that you join the State Library of NSW to access their electronic resources. This is free to do and can be done online.

State Library of NSW list of eresources

To become a member of the SLNSW

Renaissance Reader at Burwood GHS

Rennaissance Reader program at Burwood GHS

At Burwood GHS, students in Years 7 & 8 participate in a program called Renaissance Reader.

It assists readers to connect with books that match their abilities, and this aids deeper comprehension and enjoyment. This program is part of our School Improvement Plan and seeks to raise our literacy levels.

Please click on this SWAY link to view a parent guide to how Renaissance Reader works.