The library is named after AB ‘Banjo’ Paterson, one of the School’s most famous Old Boys (1875-1881).

It contains seating for 200 pupils in a variety of areas. Most items in the library are available for loan.


  • Books - over 50,000 volumes (10,000 are fiction)
  • Magazines, journals and newspapers
  • DVDs and CDs
  • Audio books on CD - mainly fiction
  • Online databases and encyclopedias
  • Syllabus and course outlines from the NSW Board of Studies
  • The Sydneian 1875 - current
  • University handbooks

Opening Hours

The library is open from 7:30am - 6:00pm on school days.

Holiday Hours

The Library will be closed during the holiday period.

Boys who would like to work in a library when the School Library is closed could try the State Library of NSW on Macquarie Street, or their own local public library.


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