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OverDrive e-books and audiobooks

Check out Sora—The new student reading app, by OverDrive

Sora provides the quickest and easiest way to get started with digital titles from our school. Students can simply log in using school credentials and instantly access hundreds of eBooks and audiobooks on virtually any device. 

Get started today,

  1. Download the free Sora app for Android or iOS
  2. In Sora, find your school, then sign in using your Bennies username and password 
  3. Browse the Explore tab and borrow a book. Your book will open so you can start reading right away

For more help with Sora, go to

Self Care

31 Happy International Women Day 2021 : Self Care 101 Art Print Mental  Health Art Self Love Art | Etsy - Love Quotes Daily - Leading Love &  Relationship Quotes, Sayings & Collections

New Books in the Library

New Books Sign | Library signs, School library displays, New books

Featured Author - Jacqueline Harvey



Jacqueline Harvey knew she wanted to be an author at a young age. She couldn’t say exactly when, but winning a minor writing competition as a teenager inspired her to think that maybe, sometime in the future, she might be able to write books.

It wasn’t until November 2012, that Jacqueline took the giant step away from a 20 year career in schools as a teacher, Deputy Head of Junior School and most recently, Director of Development, to become a full time writer. She is now one of Australia’s most popular authors, having sold well over a million copies of her Alice-Miranda, Clementine Rose and Kensy and Max series in Australia and New Zealand.

Jacqueline is an ambassador for Dymocks Children’s Charities and Room to Read and is passionate about improving literacy outcomes for all children. She lives in Sydney with her husband Ian and Balthazar also known as Bally Puss who used to be their Visitor Cat but became a permanent fixture a while ago. Jacqueline is currently working on more Alice-Miranda and Kensy and Max adventures and has some exciting new projects brewing too. In her spare time, Jacqueline likes to play golf in exotic locations.




Read a Series

Routledge & CRC Press Book Series

Featured Biographies

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TED Talks


TED is a nonprofit devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks (18 minutes or less). TED began in 1984 as a conference where Technology, Entertainment and Design converged, and today covers almost all topics — from science to business to global issues — in more than 100 languages. Meanwhile, independently run TEDx events help share ideas in communities around the world.

Inside a Dog

Inside a Dog is a place for teen readers and the home of Inky, the reading wonder-dog. Here you can:

  • Find great reads
  • Share your reviews of books you love – or hate 
  • Discuss book news and hot topics on our news blog and in our forums
  • Win stuff!
  • Gain insight into an authors’ thoughts about writing and reading with our Writer in Residence for February - Kylie Fornasier.  
  • Join or create a book club to talk about your reading

What Should I Read Next?


Youngzine is a one-of-a-kind Web site where children can learn about current news and events shaping their world -- in a simple, engaging and interactive manner.

Teaching Books

Word of the Week

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Not sure what to read?


Books into Movies/TV Series

Everything good, everything magical happens June 17. Check out the teaser trailer for The Summer I Turned Pretty, featuring “This Love (Taylor’s Version)” by Taylor Swift.

Go behind the scenes with The Coven, from The School for Good and Evil. A first look at author Soman Chainani meeting "The Coven" for the first time. This exclusive preview of the book turned film adaptation debuted at Netflix's Geeked Week. The School for Good and Evil hits Netflix in 2022.

After losing her hearing, Cece learns to navigate school and making new friends, all through the help of her superhero alter ego named El Deafo. Based on The New York Times Best Seller, El Deafo is now streaming on Apple TV+

HEARTSTOPPER, an eight chapter story about life, love and everything in between. When gentle Charlie and rugby-loving Nick meet at secondary school, they quickly discover that their unlikely friendship is blossoming into an unexpected romance. Charlie, Nick and their circle of friends must navigate the ever relatable journey of self discovery and acceptance, supporting each other as they learn to find their most authentic selves. Based on the bestselling graphic novels from Alice Oseman.

Watch the new trailer for Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore only in theaters April 15

STATION ELEVEN Trailer (2021) Mackenzie Davis, Himesh Patel, Sci-Fi Series HD

The summer before college Auden meets the mysterious Eli, a fellow insomniac. While the seaside town of Colby sleeps, the two embark on a nightly quest to help Auden experience the fun, carefree teen life she never knew she wanted.

College, coding and 60s waala romance: what happens when worlds collide? Rishi is searching for his happily ever after. Dimple dreams of being a tech wizard. Will they succeed in landing their dream project, while dealing with friends, bullies, a snooty professor and… each other? Based on the book "When Dimple met Rishi" by Sandhya Menon, the series follows the journey of college students as they navigate through love, life and friendship. It stars Prajakta Koli, Rohit Saraf, Vihaan Samat, Taaruk Raina, Kritika Bharadwaj, Rannvijay Singha, Muskkaan Jaferi, Devyani Shorey and Abhinav Sharma.

Nobody is Normal Animation

Everyone's different, so nobody is normal. But it can be tough if that makes you feel left out or alone. However weird you feel inside, you're not alone.


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Make sure to follow the Bennies Library Instagram page where we will be uploading new books, quotes and displays. 

Book of the Month

Book of the Month: Generation Hope: Youth Can Make a Difference by  Kimberlie Hamilton | thebookactivist

Spineout Digital Magazine



Find your next book here at SpineOut

Read the latest fiction reviews or ask the Library staff how to submit a review yourself


Acknowledgement of Country

Warami Mittigar- Good to see you friend (Darug Language)


Inspirational Quote

53 Positive Quotes to Inspire and Uplift You | Real Simple

Current Displays

Whip up something sweet.

Sport Stories

Treasured Reads


Departure Lounge




What are LibGuides?

LibGuides are a helpful online aid that students can use to support their research especially for assessments. They offer the ability for the Library Staff to integrate a diverse range of information sources and instructional support materials in an organised manner that students are finding easy to navigate.

Libguides are a great place for students to start their assessments providing them with a ‘springboard’ for their academic research. The guides contain listings of recommended resources for finding information such as books, eBooks, databases, or recommended websites and can be embedded with relevant documents, images, widgets and media files. LibGuides can be created for a specific subject, subtopic or even specific class assignments. LibGuides provide an effective and attractive support for learning which is interactive, engaging, Web 2.0 friendly and available 24/7.

Mrs Shiels' Number of the Week

Mrs Shiels' Number of the Week - 709 - Art

Mrs Shiels' recommended reads

Featured Graphic Novels

Graphic Novels in the Library! | Biblio File Blog

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