The Seymour Library, named to honour former Principal, Reverend Sam Seymour, serves the Middle and Senior Years.

The Seymour Library provides a friendly and stimulating environment for learning, research and reading and has a large collection of print and online resources, including full-text databases. New texts are constantly being added to our collection and promotions such as Book Week are celebrated throughout the year. 

Our Library staff aim to provide a positive and productive experience for our students and staff, whether this includes research, finding a great book, or a quiet space to read.

Library Services

Library opening hours during term time are:

Monday to Thursday, 7.00am to 6.00pm, (Year 11 & 12 students access Study Lounge until 6.30pm)
Friday, 7.00am to 5.00pm

Services include:

  • Loans
  • eReference 
  • Photocopying/Printing/Scanning/Laminating
  • Technology
  • Media Services
  • Magazines and Newspapers
  • Education


A range of electronic resources are available for students and staff through MySomerville, the Somerville House Intranet.

As part of the eLearning system, Seymour Library provides assignment assistance and information through:

  • MyScholar research portal
  • Subscription to an extensive range of online eJournals and databases
  • Online tutorials: To develop research and referencing skills
  • Somertube: A digital repository of video from television or film and other media created by teachers or students
  • Repository of selected websites
  • Reading reviews and suggestions
  • Ask a Librarian / Make a Suggestion

Library Events 

Library events include:

  • Book Week
  • Readers Cup Competition
  • Author Visits
  • Literary Quizzes