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James Ruse Agricultural High School

James Ruse Agricultural High School

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Telephone02 9871-7126


The James Ruse Library is the heart of the school. It is the main meeting place with an inviting, friendly atmosphere. The aim of the Library is to meet all school needs both academic and social, to enrich life and foster a love of learning.


  • Fiction arranged in the genres Young Adult, fantasy, crime, classics, historical, action and adventure, science fiction and popular best loved authors and their series
  • Graphic novels and manga
  • Picture books to support Art and English
  • Non-fiction: in depth reading for all curriculum areas chosen to support both students and teachers

  • Special interest magazines and newspapers
  • DVDs supporting the curriculum as well as leisure
  • Careers office with up to date information
  • Library Intranet pages for senior subject support 


  • Senior study and seminar rooms for use for private study, project work and digital projects such as multimodal presentations
  • Reading lists created

  • Printing and photocopying
  • Computers
  • Assistance with research, assignments, related texts and creative writing


  • Knit-wits: the James Ruse knitting club who meet at lunch time to knit blankets for charity
  • Ongoing jigsaw puzzles
  • Chess and board games

  • New book displays
  • Premier’s Reading Challenge
  • RuseMUN – Model United Nations