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Welcome to The Gap State School Library!



I’m Mrs ten Hacken, the Teacher Librarian here at TGSS. I work on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Mrs Sharon Rogers is the Library Teacher-Aide and works in the library Monday to Thursday.

The Gap State School Library is a welcoming and vibrant place for exploring, learning, socialising and fun. It is shared space and belongs to the whole school community. It incorporates the Library and the Learning Technology Centre (LTC) Makerspace

Students are strongly encouraged to borrow fortnightly and are given opportunity to do so with a scheduled class visit to the library. In the alternate weeks, they have a library lesson that involves learning about how to best make use of the library and its resources, and most of all, fostering a love of reading.

If students wish to borrow more frequently, they are able to return and borrow outside of their scheduled fortnightly class borrowing time. The library is open before school from 8.30am and after school until 3.00pm, on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays for returning and borrowing books. It is also open at both breaks during the day (except Friday afternoons). 

As well as access to thousands of books and digital resources, The Gap State School provides board games, drawing materials, comfortable areas to sit and friendly faces to all those who enter. There are often interactive displays based on current events, as well as displays of student work. We are always open to suggestions from students about how to improve the usability and enjoyment of the space. Parents are always welcome to come in and have a look around. Make sure you come and say hi!

Learning Technology Centre (LTC) Makerspace

The LTC Makerspace is a flexible learning space, inside the library, that incorporates a computer laboratory and is used to assist students and teachers to best reach learning and curriculum goals. The class-set of high quality laptops (along with a data projector) are used for a myriad of e-learning activities including: word processing, creating presentations, video editing, Internet research, publishing, cyber safety courses, and of course, games. 

We have also recently purchased a 3D printer. Students have access to a range of robotic devices and iPads during breaks (and during class at various times throughout the year). Craft materials and various other hands-on STEM resources, such as Science and construction kits are also available for students to work with.

Students are able to access the LTC Makerspace during first and second breaks (after the eating time). They are allowed to enter the LTC once a day (maximum of twice per week) on their scheduled days:

- Mondays and Wednesdays: Year 1 – 3

- Tuesdays and Thursdays: Years 4 – 6

They are permitted to access programs on laptops and iPads that: have been used during classes; are educational; or, age-appropriate, non-violent games.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to come and see me in the library or contact me by e-mail on ltenh1@eq.edu.au


Resource Centre


The Resource Centre is directly behind the library. It is a modern, high quality facility that includes large, open spaces, display walls, a trolley of laptops, an interactive white board, flexible furniture and a green room. It is often used for year level gatherings and special events.


Online Resources

The Gap State School uses an online Library Management System, called Concord Infiniti, which student's can access from home. Both the catalogue and an online  encyclopedia​ are available using Concord Infiniti. Log-in details are included in the link on the right of this page.​

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