Welcome to

the Colwill School Library...




... a warm, inviting, quiet   place where students can relax and enjoy our wonderful range of new and exciting books!  We have a huge range of books that will inspire and captivate readers of all ages.

Hours of Opening:  

The library is open 9:00-3:00 Monday to Friday, including morning tea breaks and lunchtimes for students to borrow books, browse and enjoy.   All classes have a scheduled time every week to come to the library for a variety of research, reading and library skills-based exercises.

Borrowing Levels:

In our library students are permitted to borrow

  • Years 1 - 2    1 book 
  • Years 3 - 4    2 books
  • Years 5 - 6    3 books
  • Years 7 - 8    4 books

Books are issued for 2 weeks.  We do not fine for over-dues, however we will charge for lost or damaged books.  Students are encouraged to take care and responsibility for their borrowed books, so other children can also benefit from enjoying these. Please ensure your child carries books to and from school in a book bag to protect these and while books are at home please keep them out of reach of younger siblings.


Mobile Library

We are fortunate to have the services of Waitakere Libraries Mobile Bus, that visits our school every fortnight.  This is a free community service and available every second Thursday, even in the school holidays.  The bus will be outside the front gate from 11.00 - 11.30.  You must be a member of Auckland Library to use this facility.