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, checkers and cards for the students to play during intervals and lunchtimes.


Library Team:

Head of Library Services: Mrs Cris Crighton
Teacher in Charge of Library: Mrs Maria Alcock

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:

8am to 4pm Monday to Friday

Using the Library Catalogue

Access 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


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.




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.