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    Welcome to Palmerston North Boys' High Library!

    Palmerston North Boys’ High School has a well-resourced library located on site, fitted with a computer suite, for student use.

    The School Library is an important and well resourced facility for the use of both students and staff. The generous opening hours (8:10am – 4:30pm daily) allow young men to access and use the 26 desktop computers and 16 Chromebooks for research and assessment purposes.

    The Library contains approximately 15,500 books and about 20,000 book issues are made annually. There are also approximately 650 DVD’s and a growing number of e-books for issue.

    The Library is a vibrant and busy venue at interval and lunch time in particular, as young men make use of the bean bags and comfortable chairs for reading and playing the available board games.

    The Library is also utilised as a teaching space when learning activities require additional print and electronic resources. The Library is equipped with a data projector and television with Chromecast, allowing what is displayed on a computer screen to also be displayed via the television screen.

    The well qualified Library staff are experts in providing our young men with assistance in selecting reading books and advice with research activities.



    At present our policy is not to buy the expensive or slightly dated eBooks which are available to us to loan for 2 weeks.  We have a few free ones on our catalogue but in our experience, readers of eBooks buy and download their own.



    By now, you will be starting your RESEARCH assignments - WE CAN HELP YOU!

    Use EPIC e-Resources  

    Search for free! 

    On expensive databases  -   full of full-text journal articles!

     Science in Context, Oxford Art Online, GREENR (Geography), World History in Context, etc.



    This page will connect seamlessly with any of the databases, if you are logged in to STRATUS. 

    If not, you can login as : palmyboyshs and ask Library staff for the password.

      Try them out! If you need help, just ask your Library staff!



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    The conclusion to James Dashner series The Mortality Doctrine 

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