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Teaching and learning based on flexible and technologically-enhanced learning spaces.

The Lilley Centre at Brisbane Grammar School

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.

The Senior Library is located in The Lilley Centre, a state-of-the-art building equipped with the latest technology, wifi access, study rooms, quiet areas and printing and photocopying stations. The learning developed here will equip students with the skills they will need to become flexible and innovative, reflective and critical thinkers.

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.

BGS Library Strategic Plan 2016 - 2018

Library Opening Hours

Middle School Library (Years 5-6)
7.45am - 3.45pm (closed morning tea)
Outside School Supervision
6.30 - 7.45am and 3.45 - 5.30pm

Centenary Media Library (Years 7-8)
7.30am - 5.00pm (Mon - Thurs)
7.30am - 4.30pm (Fri)
Closed Morning Tea

Senior Library (Years 9-12)
7.00am - 5.00pm (Mon - Thurs)
7.00am - 4.30pm (Fri)

Meet the Library Staff

Our skilled and talented staff can help you with your latest assignment, navigate media and electronic collections, or just recommend an awesome book to read. Our staff work across our three libraries - Senior (Years 9-12), Centenary (Years 7-8) and Middle School (Years 5-6).

As well as providing a wonderful book and eBook collection, media support and equipment the library staff run a number of clubs from the libraries ranging from Book Clubs, Strategic Games and Maker-Spaces.

Our libraries are busy and dynamic learning spaces with strong reading and information skills programs and a strong emphasis on collaboration and group work. They are very much a vital and integral part of the school for both students and staff.

Library Staff (L-R) 
Kristen Hayden: Library Technician, Cathy Oxley: Director of Information Services, Vicki Palmer: Teacher Librarian, Bernadette van den Hout: Library Technician, Dani Smith: Teacher Librarian, Sam Russell: Digital Media Specialist, David Hills: Library Technician and Brendan Kelly: Digital Media Officer.

Contact Us
Senior Library 
   (07) 3834 5270

Centenary Library 
   (07) 3834 5334

Middle School Library 
   (07) 3834 5345


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Plan Your Visit

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Brisbane Grammar School is located on the corner of Gregory Terrace and College Road in the inner city suburb of Spring Hill.

Roma Street train station is a short 5 minute walk away, while a bus stop at the front entrance to the School caters for buses providing transport to the city centre and several suburbs.

The Library is committed to preparing students for a complex future in a global world.

By providing a dynamic learning environment, combining innovative teaching practices and technologically-enriched learning spaces, students will become intuitive, motivated and reflective learners.

The cultivation of information literacy skills and critical thinking processes will enable students to negotiate the challenges and embrace the opportunities of an increasingly complex and interconnected world.