The iLibrary is part of the Religious Education, Curriculum, and Indigenous Education Team of the Townsville Catholic Education Office.
About the iLibrary
One of its main aims is to support those involved in Religious Education and Personal Development Education in the schools, parishes and homes by providing appropriate, good quality resources supported by professional consultancy services. The iLibrary also supports the resource and information needs of those undertaking Religious Studies, and the staff and initiatives within the Townsville Catholic Education Office itself. Some of the collection focuses include Christian Meditation, Inquiry Based Learning, Student Support Services, Student Protection and School Improvement.
New Direction Since 2013
Since 2013 the iLibrary has been overseeing the implementation of a unique project to provide a cloud-based, centralised library management solutuion which connects the iLibrary and our 28 school libraries together, using Destiny Library Manager as an efficient resource management tool and a portal for our staff and students to access quality print and online resources.
An important part of the project is the development of a collection of online resources to support our schools in the implementation of the Australian Curriculum. This collection can be accessed by iLibrary and school library account holders 24/7 through the Destiny District portal in the Find a Resource section of this website.
Staff and students can also access the Destiny District portal and our other online resources - eLibrary Australasia, Britannica, the Language Market, EnhanceTV Direct, Scootle, Liturgy Planning and the RE Database - through the Resources Tab on their school intranet page.
The iLibrary houses a collection of about 15,000 physical and digital items in a variety of formats including:
- Magazines and Journals
- Digital - ebooks, pdfs, websites, media files
- Databases - eLibrary Australasia and Britannica
- Compact Discs
The physical resources in the iLibrary are primarily in the area of Religious Education but the collection also contains resources available for Personal Development Education, Indigenous Education and some other KLA areas. While the main focus is on resources for the staff and students of our schools, there are titles for parish and other Catholic agencies use and for all age levels.
Where to find us
The iLIbrary's physical collection is located in Rosario Centre on the Townsville Catholic Education Complex at 2 Gardenia Avenue, Kirwan.
Digital resources can be accessed through the iLibrary's online Destiny District portal.
Visits can be made to the iLibrary by arrangement through contacting the Information and Resources Adviser at the Townsville Catholic Education Office.