Welcome to the updated Brisbane Grammar School Library Blog where we showcase the many and varied activities that are happening in our three libraries each week – Senior (Years 9-12), Centenary (Years 7-8) and Middle School (Years 5-6).

Our libraries are busy and dynamic learning spaces with strong reading and information skills programs and a strong emphasis on collaboration and group work.  They are very much a vital and integral part of the school, with numbers through the Senior Library doors increasing from 1100/day in 2013 to 1400/day in 2014.

Our Library webpages provide a wealth of information for students and parents; you can also follow us on Twitter and Pinterest.

As well as providing a wonderful book and ebook collection, the library staff run a number of clubs from the libraries:

  •  Year 5 & 6 Book Club (Ms Palmer)
  • Inside Story Book Club for Years 7 & 8 (Ms Oxley)
  • Afficionados Book and Film Appreciation Club for Years 9 & 10 (Ms Ragen)
  • Apollo Book Club for Year 12 (Ms Ragen)
  • Digital Media Club for Years 9-12 (Mr Russell)
  • The Lunchbox Club, a maker space club (Ms Hunter)
  • Chess Club for Years 7 & 8 and for Years 9-12 (Ms Oxley)
  • Strategic Games Club for Years 7-12 (Mr Hills)

Additionally Mr Hill runs the Fencing program for the school.


(Previous posts from our old blog can be found here).


Cathy Oxley

(Director of Information Services)

Vicki Palmer

(Teacher Librarian)

Dani Smith

(Teacher Librarian)

Sam Russell

(Digital Media Specialist)

James Hill


David Hills

(Library Technician)

Bernadette van den Hout

(Library Technician)

Brendan Kelly

(Digital Media Officer)