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Brisbane Grammar School Library Staff

L-R: Vicki Palmer, James Hill, Debbie Hunter, Alan Murrie, David Hills, Michelle Ragen, Bernadette Van den Hout, Cathy Oxley


Brisbane Grammar School is a Yr 6-12 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 new Learning 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 Library opened in March 2010, it has been extremely popular with the students, and the Centre is proving to be an important social space – both for collaborating on learning tasks and collaborating socially. We consistently record over 1,000 visits to the Library each day.


Director of Information Services -  Cathy Oxley

Teacher Librarian (Literature) and Senior English Teacher – Michelle Ragen

Teacher Librarian (Teaching and Learning)  –  Debbie Hunter

Teacher Librarian (Middle School)  – Vicki Palmer

Senior Reference Librarian – James Hill

Multimedia Librarian (part time) – Alan Murrie

Library Technician – Bernadette van den Hout

Library Technician – David Hills

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