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Library Staff (L-R)

David Hills: Library Technician

Vicki Palmer: Teacher Librarian

Cathy Oxley:  Director of Information Services

Brendan Kelly: Digital Media Officer

Dani Smith: Teacher Librarian

Sam Russell: Digital Media Specialist

James Hill: Librarian

Bernadette van den Hout: Library Technician


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BGS Library Strategic Plan 2016 - 2018

Infographic Review of 2016

The Lilley Centre

Brisbane Grammar School is a Yr 5-12 school in inner city Brisbane. It was established in 1868 on Roma Street, then in 1881 it was relocated up the hill to its current location in Gregory Terrace, due to the expansion of the Roma Street railyards.

The Senior Library is located in The Lilley Centre, a new state-of-the-art building equipped with the latest technology. The completion of this Centre has taken the school firmly into the 21st century, and the learning developed here will equip students with the skills they will need to become flexible and innovative, reflective and critical thinkers.

The Lilley Centre is named after Sir Charles Lilley, a Premier and Chief Justice of Queensland during the late 1800s, a passionate advocate for education and an inaugural Trustee of the Brisbane Grammar School Board when the School first opened. He was a visionary in the field of education, and not only was instrumental in establishing Brisbane Grammar School but also in looking into the establishment of a university in Brisbane, so it is a fitting reminder of his vision and leadership to have our new Centre named in his honour.

Since the new Senior Library opened in March 2010, it has been extremely popular with the students. With well over 1,200 visits per day, the Library has proved to be an important social space – both for collaborating academically and collaborating socially.

Where are we?

A - Brisbane Grammar School (Main entry and front car park are opposite Boundary Street)

B - BGS Staff Car Park (Entry for staff is from College Road, approaching from Musgrave Road only).

The Lilley Centre and Library overlook College Road.

Click here to go to the interactive map.