Mission Statement

  • Through their learning in the Howick College Library and Information Centre students will develop their information literacy.
  • Through their learning in the Howick College Library and Information Centre students will continue to develop their print literacy and their interest in and enthusiasm for reading for pleasure.


The New Zealand Curriculum Framework (Ministry of Education, 1993) acknowledges that students' learning opportunities are affected by a range of factors including 'access to resources' and that teaching should be 'supported by resources of the highest possible quality'. The school library can affect students' achievement in many ways: it is a fundamental resource for students, and it also gives them access to other learning resources, tools and opportunities. (The School Library and Learning in the Information Landscape: Guidelines for New Zealand Schools, 2002)


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Howick College Library Policy


You can access the Howick College Library Catalogue here


You can also access the library catalogue, Access-It and other on-line resources by logging on to Schoology and then choosing Resources/Group/Howick College Resources/Library Resources.  

Library Staff & Hours

Ms Sharon King - Library Manager 

Mrs Jane Ryan - Librarian

Ms Karen Perry - Library Assistant


The Library is open:

Monday & Friday, 8.30am - 3.15pm
Tuesday - Thursday, 8.30am - 3.30pm

Library Services & Facilities

The library offers a binding service. Assignments may be Unibound for between $2.00 and $2.50, depending on their thickness. We can also laminate up to A3 size posters and charts: A4 size costs $1.00 and A3 size costs $2.00


The library has two colour photocopiers/printers available for student use. Students receive a $5.00 credit for copying/printing at the start of each of school term.  If this credit is exhausted, they may purchase additional printing credit at the library.


Library staff are available to explain how the copying and printing facilities work. Students need to log-on to these machines with their school network username and password.