Welcome to the O.L.D. iCentre
The Nugent Complex Resource Centre at Our Lady of Dolours is known as the iCentre. With the completion, late in 2011, of extensive renovations and a substantial extension, the iCentre houses the library book and resource collection, a new computer centre, student and staff work areas and a staff meeting/resource room.
The iCentre takes its name from the activities and ways of learning that are developing in association with the implementation of the National Curriculum and the continually evolving need for students to be independent and capable users of information and technology.
The iCentre is characterised by: iNquiry, iMagination, iNnovation, iNspiration, iNvestigation, iNformation, iNteraction, iNclusion, iNterest, iMprovement, iNstruction, iNvention and iNfluence, iThink, iWork, iRead, iHave fun! These activities and actions are brought to fruition through such tools as iMacs, iPads, iPods, MacBooks and … books! The iCentre is developing as an information hub that supports the demands placed on students and teachers as information and technology users.
Through the iCentre library collection students are guided in reading development and in developing a love for literature with the goal of becoming life-long readers. Students may borrow up to 3 books weekly. They each require a named cloth drawstring bag to protect the books. The loan period is 2 weeks but students, especially in the early years, are encouraged to change their books weekly. It is school policy to seek payment, at replacement cost, for lost books.
The library collection is organised and administered using the Oliver Library Management System.