Catherine McAuley Library


In 1954, the boarding school moved to Springfield which freed up some space in Dunlevie House. A new library was established there within the walls of what was the Catherine McAuley assembly hall. This space had also been the boarders’ dining room.


The availability of Commonwealth funding to support school libraries and the teaching of science led to the construction of the first phase of a new purpose-built school library. In 1970, the Catherine McAuley Library, named after the founder of the Mercy Order, opened on the top floor with science laboratories at the ground level.


In 1995, major additions to the building were completed. 


The library has been frequently refurbished to meet the needs of modern learners.

By Carol Grantham, 2022