The library at St Barnabas College came to be in its current location in 2015. It was re-built ‘from the ground up’, and grew after a large book donation from a private donor. As a result, we now have almost 25,000 books in the collection with more to be added. While most books belong in the subject areas of religion and theology, you will also find books on philosophy, social sciences, literature and history.
Our main aim to provide resources, facilities, and services which support the teaching, learning and research objectives of the college.
As we develop, our aim is to provide resources which support ministry needs within the parishes of the Anglican Diocese. This also includes resources for clergy use, lay education and leadership training.
Members of the public are welcome during opening hours. To enquire about joining the library visit Using the Library .
Library opening hours:
Open: Monday – Thursday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Closed: Friday, Weekends and Public Holidays.
Visitors can sign in using the available Covid-19 SAfe QR code.
During the academic year the library is open until 5:30 pm to support St Barnabas College students and staff.
Community borrowers are unable to access the library after 5.00pm.
Reception +61 8305 9350
Librarian +61 8308 9307
The library is grateful to accept donations of books, periodicals, and other library materials which support the collection development policy and needs of the library. Gifts of materials other than those mentioned are considered on an individual basis. Once received, donations become the property of the library. As the owner, the library then reserves the right to retain, sell, donate, or dispose of the item/s after evaluation. Lists of donated materials are not normally provided. Unless specified, donated items are listed as anonymous on the library system and previous ownership details are removed from items. Tax receipts are not given to donors for book donations. A receipt is given in the event of a monetary donation only.