Library - Open 8am to 5pm Term Time

Rangitoto College Library supports the school’s vision of “every student maximising their potential” through the provision of a dynamic environment, excellent services, outstanding collections and relevant programmes that will empower students’ learning and encourage their enjoyment of reading for pleasure.

Facilities and Services

The Library has:

Four Teaching areas including one with 16 computers
A recreational reading area
8 Library catalogue search iPads
A colour printer/photocopier
3 Reading rooms
Scholarship Study room
Silent Study room

These different spaces allow students to find the area and resources that best meets their needs - whether it is a quiet place to read or study, access to a computer to complete their homework, somewhere to study with friends or a place to relax and recharge.

Resources include approximately 23,000 books, access to over 30 databases, more than 2000 e-books, as well as DVDs, audio books and magazines.

The Library catalogue and e-book platform are available 24/7 to all students and staff.  You can find the links on the Quicklinks tab in PCSchool or the Library page on RangiNet.



Library Focus

The main focus of the Library is providing access to fabulous reading material and useful research resources.  But we also like to make it a fun place to visit.  So here are some photos of what we have been doing recently.






Library Staff

Library Manager - Mrs P. Webster
Librarians - Mrs C. Hurley, Mrs J. Peachey and Mrs F. O'Connell

Student Contribution
Up to 80 students help in the Library either as Student Librarians or as Duke of Edinburgh service students.  Their roles are crucial to both the running of the Library and to making it a student centered space.  They help by participating in book selection decisions, processing resources, shelving and tidying, creating displays, running competitions and working on special projects to enhance the Library.  We value their hard work.

Specialist Collection Areas

  • Maori resources
  • Other language collections including Chinese, Korean, Japanese, Spanish and French
  • Online databases
  • Educational and recreational magazines
  • Reference material
  • Sophisticated picture books
  • Quick Reads
  • Fast Fiction - English language learning support
  • Archives
  • DVDs and Audio Books
  • eBooks - click on the image below


Reading Rooms

Reading Rooms are used by classes for silent reading and are also open for students at lunchtime. Sliding doors allow quick conversion into one large seminar room, which is used for displays, guest speakers and video presentations.


Computing Facilities

The Library is now fully wireless.

Students have access to RangiNet - the school intranet, the Library catalogue, the internet and online databases.

Head of Department 
Trish Webster

Bachelor of Arts
Registered member of the Library and Information Association of New Zealand Aotearoa 

I have worked in High School libraries since 2003, firstly as a Librarian and now as the Library Manager of the Rangitoto College Library. I am passionate about reading and have made it my mission in life to introduce everyone to reading for the sheer pleasure of it. My second passion is helping the Rangitoto College community become more capable information users. Navigating the information landscape can be daunting and time consuming: I want to enable students to do it effectively and efficiently so that they achieve the success they deserve.
Personal Statement 
Reading and researching are two of the most important skills students need to succeed; support from an experienced librarian in a well-resourced library makes a difference.