The Seaford Library is a joint use library, serving both the Seaford Secondary College and the local community.
This joint partnership between the City of Onkaparinga Libraries and Department for Education has been extremely successful and is recognised as a leading example of joint use libraries both nationally and internationally.
City of Onkaparinga Libraries is also a part of the One Card network, allowing access to millions of items from other public libraries in South Australia, meaning that Seaford Secondary College staff and students have many more resources available to them than a regular school library.
The library has a School Services Librarian, Karla Pickett, whose primary role is to assist members of the school community with their information needs. Students and staff are welcome to contact Karla whenever they need assistance on 83840049, ext. 247, or by email through the school network.
Library Opening Hours
The library is open to Seaford Secondary College staff and students from 8.30am every school day. The library is closed at recess to students, but open for use every lunchtime. After school finishes, public library hours and conditions apply.
Library resources and equipment available to the school community include:
* fiction books * non- fiction books
* audio books * magazines
* graphic novels * eBooks/eAudiobooks/eMagazines
* teacher reference materials * class sets
* DVDs/CDs * handheld gaming consoles
* iPads * data Projectors
* cameras * video cameras
* CD/MP3 players * calculators
* external hard drives * external DVD drives
* miscellaneous cables/accessories * 3D printers
* Computers (including laptops which students can take *home)
* Students wishing to take a laptop home must have a parent/guardian come into the library with photo ID to sign an agreement form.
This form will allow overnight laptop loans until the end of the school year. Each year a new form needs to be signed.
Clickview is an educational video library which contains high quality and relevant Australian and international video resources aligned to the Australian Curriculum. All students and teachers of Seaford Secondary College have access to this video library by signing in with their school email address. Clickview is accessible via the Only2Clicks Online Learning Resources link on the website portal.
Britannica School is a safe, up-to-date and age-appropriate online information resource for primary, middle and high school students. It includes encyclopedia articles, journals and periodicals, multimedia, primary sources, games, and other learning resources that are curriculum aligned and support student research. Seaford Secondary College students are encouraged to utilise this in order to obtain reliable information and can access it through the ‘Links’ tab on Daymap.
Online Referencing Generator
The School Library Association of SA (SLASA) has developed a Harvard Online Referencing Generator for schools. There are 3 levels available to use depending on year level - junior (abridged), jiddle and jenior levels. The generator creates citations for a comprehensive range of sources and allows a simple copy and paste into the bibliography. The senior level also provides examples of in-text referencing for each type of source. The Online Referencing Generator is accessible through the ‘Links’ tab on Daymap.
Access Britannica School or Online Referencing Generator HERE
Search the Library Catalogue HERE
For all other library resources, information and activities click HERE