Monday, September 17, 2012

Catholic Library of Western Australia

The Catholic Library was originally established as the WACE (Western Australian Catholic Educators) Resource Centre in Nedlands in 1973. It was later incorporated into the Catholic Institute in 1976 taking the name of the Catholic Institute Resource Centre.

In 1987 it was given new terms of reference by the WA Conference of Bishops and was reorganised and named as the Catholic Library of Western Australia. As the name implied the new terms of reference heralded an expansion of its role and services to the general Catholic community as well as continuing its earlier mission in serving schools, Catechists and tertiary students.

The WA Bishops decreed in 1999 that the management of the Catholic Library would pass to the Catholic Education Commission and consequently it now operates as a library service within the Catholic Education Office, whilst also maintaining its original purpose and role.

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