Southland Boys’ High School Library is an area of the school with growing opportunities for our students to access quality research material, learning skills, award-winning literature and popular fiction and non-fiction titles.



We also provide games such as chess, cards and dominoes for the students to play during intervals and lunchtimes.


Library Team:

Head of Library Services:   Mrs Suzanne Muir
Teacher in Charge of Library:   Miss Jordan Paskell

We also have a team of student librarians who carry out duties at lunchtimes and during class visits to help students using the library.

Opening Hours:

8.15am to 4.15pm Monday to Friday


Using the Library Catalogue:

Students are able to:  

  • View their borrowed resources

  • Request books

  • Create their own reading lists

  • Submit book reviews

  • Find quality research material

  • Access resources for specific subjects


(Click on the link below to access the catalogue)he Tertiary Prep Programme

Study Skills and Exam Prep


Qualified and experienced library staff select, purchase and promote reading at all levels of the school. Reading for pleasure as well as appropriate reading for NCEA is supported and boys can request specific reading recommendations when they visit the library.




There are also fun activities such as:

Summer Reading


Junior School

Year 7 and 8 students have regular weekly visits providing 
opportunities to not only find good books to read but also 
to participate in games, quizzes and activities designed to 
help them engage in finding and using good information.

Homework Help

AnyQuestions is a NZ site, supported by the Ministry of
Education, which provides online support by librarians
around the country.

And ManyAnswers will provide information about hot
topics and popular search requests.