Putney Public School

Excellence Through Endeavour

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Our library

Our library is the information hub of the school where students, teachers and parents can access resources through a variety of formats including print, online and multimedia resources. Our library collection is continually updated and assessed to ensure the collection is current and relevant for the needs of our school. We also have a growing number of diverse books to support our students including bilingual books, multicultural and First Nations texts.

Library Lessons
Each class will have a timetabled library lesson each week where they will borrow, focus on a variety of library skills, information literacy skills and reading for enjoyment. 

Library Timetable
Monday: 1M, 1/2A, KM, 2F
Wednesday: 6E, 5K, 3M, KB
Thursday: 3S, 3/4F, KF, 4H, 4SL
Friday: 5C, 6F, 1F,2S

Opening Times
Students may return books in the morning before school and during school hours by placing their books through the returns chute just inside the front door. The library is open Monday, Wednesday &Thursday at second half lunch for students to enjoy independent or collaborative activities including reading, puzzles, drawing, chess and a variety of board games.

2023 Premier's Reading Challenge

Premier's Reading Challenge

All students are encouraged to participate in the Premier's Reading Challenge which runs from February 27th - August 18th. K-2 students must read 30 books and 3-6 students must read 20 books in their challenge level. The rules of the challenge have recently changed to allow 5 PRC series books to count towards your challenge and you are allowed 10 personal choice books! Students are able to log their books on their record via the PRC student experience website.

Wheeler's ePlatform

Our school has access to hundreds of fantastic books which can be accessed through Wheeler's ePlatform. This platform can be accessed through a browser or you may download the ePlatform app to any device. Students can login using their school username and password and may borrow ebooks to read and enjoy.


Students are able to search books by their Premier's Reading Challenge level or add filters to search by books suitable for their age range. If a book is currently borrowed and unavailable, students are able to reserve that book and will be notified when it is available. Students may borrow up to 2 ebooks at the same time!

Putney Public School students are able to access World Book Online. This resource includes an online encyclopedia, games, puzzles, maps and timelines. Students can use this resource for personal interest or research tasks. World Book Online has many extra features, including a 'read-to' function and the ability to translate texts into other languages.

Students are currently able to reserve 3 books using ORBIT which will be placed in the reservations tubs for students to pick up on their library day. The videos below show a guide of how to log in to the OLIVER library platform from the student portal and how to reserve a book. 

Year Level Borrowing Limits
Kindergarten - Year 2 :
2 books can be borrowed during library lessons.
Year 3 - 6: 3 books can be borrowed during library lessons.

Please note: students are welcome to return read books and borrow more during lunchtimes when the library is open (Monday, Wednesday and Thursday).