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Hunter School of the Performing Arts

Hunter School of the Performing Arts


Telephone02 4952 3355

Library Services

when in doubt, go to the library  J.K. Rowling

Open Monday to Friday 8:15am to 3:15pm including recess and lunch breaks but we are closed during Wednesday arvo sport

Our Goals

  • to support teaching and learning, through the provision of quality literature and resources
  • to promote a love and appreciation of reading for enjoyment
  • to build students’ information and research skills, which are necessary in a rapidly changing world
  • to provide a welcoming and inclusive space for students to enjoy

Staff Members

Karuna Chetty Teacher Librarian



  • student printing and photocopying through their Papercut account
  • student book requests are encouraged
  • new books are regularly bought and displayed
  • games and mindfulness activities are available
  • our Oliver library catalogue provides digital access to our library collection, including reading suggestions - access is via Canvas or the search computer in the library
  • technology assistance to students from Mr Portelli on Tuesday and Thursday lunchtime at the IT helpdesk


  • literary events such as Book Club, Write A Book In A Day challenge, Library Lovers’ Day and Children’s Book Week
  • assisting with student research - finding relevant and quality resources and referencing assistance
  • assisting senior students to access other libraries such as the State Library of NSW and Newcastle University Library
  • collaborating with classroom teachers - essential information skills including website evaluation, referencing and research skills