Open: 8:30am - 4:00pm

The Library is one of the busiest places in our school. It is a great place to come to read, research and study. As a reflection of the special character of Kavanagh College, the library strives to provide for all abilities and cultures, keeping pace with curriculum needs. The library promotes learning, assisting students to gain the information they need.

Contact the library staff at

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We have an impressive collection of fiction and nonfiction, and many other resources, including an extensive e-book collection. We love to read! If you are stuck for something to read ask any of our team for help.


The library has wifi and you can print directly from your device. Every Thursday lunchtime Nathan is available for any technical assistance you need. We also have computers available for use. We have a colour copier, as well as binding and laminating facilities for a small charge.

Student Librarians

Students can gain their librarian badges by assisting in the library while developing their library skills.


Our library is now available 24/7
Browse the collection at:
You will need an app on your device to read these books offline.
We recommend the wheelers e-platform app.

Library OPAC

Our Library online catalogue is so easy to use. Log on using your username and password and search our catalogue from anywhere. You can also renew your own books, suggest books to buy as well as reserving books and writing reviews.


EPIC is a venture between New Zealand libraries and the Ministry of Education, giving schools free access to a worldwide range of electronic resources. Through EPIC schools can access databases containing thousands of international and New Zealand magazines, newspapers, biographies, substantial reference works, and images. EPIC lets you access up-to-date full text articles covering a huge range of subjects.

Ask one of the library team for the password.

We offer online schoolwork help to New Zealand school students. Via the website, you can log on between 1pm and 6pm Monday to Friday and talk to a real person about your schoolwork.

Our Librarians are specially trained to help you find the answers you need (without giving you the answers of course!). Also, for those times our Librarians are not online, you can visit, which has answers to commonly asked questions here on AnyQuestions.