Fr Norman Grady Library

The Fr Norman Grady Library is a centre of information and a shared learning environment for students and staff to explore.

It has a warm and welcoming atmosphere, with designated areas for research, interactive learning and literature. Students are encouraged to be active learners and to develop a love of reading for pleasure.

The library is well-resourced with books (including audio format), online and electronic resources, newspapers and a wide selection of current and classic fiction that caters for all interests.

Opening hours

The library is open from 8:00am until 3:30pm, including during recess and lunch most days. Professional, qualified staff are available to assist students with their research and to enrich their leisure reading.



In general, the loan period for each item is two weeks. Extensions can be negotiated. Students, using their ID cards, may borrow up 5 books at any one time with a limit of 2 non-fiction titles on any one topic.




CSPD school libraries are physical and digital places of inquiry and reading.

eLibrary is the digital gateway to the range of quality online resources that encourage and enhance reading and support inquiry learning.

Access the St Agnes Rooty Hill eLibrary

Library Links


Boolify helps students bridge that gap by visualizing the process and letting students interact with the abstract concept behind the search process in a tangible and hands-on way.



Offers the choice of searching the whole web or web pages from Australia. Also advanced search, image and groups search, news and directory.



A Google alternative safe search engine for students offering information and reference sites.


Librarian's Net

Librarians Internet
Information You Can Trust features a searchable, subject-categorised directory of authoritative websites, links to online texts, newspapers and more.


Noodle Tools

Noodle Tools
Links to statistical databases and advice on locating and understanding data.



Quickly find what you're searching for, get in touch with friends and stay in-the-know.


Children's Book Council of Australia
The Children's Book Council of Australia is a volunteer run, not for profit, organisation that is comprised of branches of individual members who are passionate about children's and young adult literature.

NSW Premier's Reading Challenge
The Premier's Reading Challenge aims to encourage students to find the love of reading for leisure and pleasure, and to enable students to experience quality literature.

The Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority is responsible for the development of a national curriculum,assessment program and data collection and reporting program that supports 21st century learning for students.

The Australian National University’s Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics are devoted to research and research training.

Australian Government Directory incorporating Business in Australia
An online business directory of business and corporate services, education and university courses, government divisions, indigenous services, IT, telecommunications, research and development, and tourism and recreation.

Powerhouse Museum
The Powerhouse Museum is Sydney's museum of science, technology,design, decorative arts and social history.

NASA brings you images, videos and interactive features from the unique perspective of America's space agency.

National Gallery of Australia
The National Gallery of Australia is the premier art gallery and museum in Australia, holding more than 120,000 works of art.

NSW Art Gallery
The Art Gallery of NSW presents fine international and Australian art and is a place of experience and inspiration, through collections, exhibitions, programs and research.

School A to Z
An online community with comprehensive homework and ‘school life' support for parents that is easy to use, relevant and engaging. Also look for the free iPad/iPhone app.

State Library
With over five million items, the State Library aims to collect, preserve and make accessible the documentary heritage of NSW.