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The Junior College Library caters mostly, but not only, for pre-University students following Intermediate and Advanced Matriculation subjects. The Library provides a welcoming environment where students can carry out research and work on their studies.

The Library plays a crucial role within the College and its remit is to support research and learning in all disciplines by promoting information literacy, reading and culture through the organization of various activities. These include information literacy sessions, monthly book displays, art exhibitions, book clubs ad subject talks. Students can thus use the library as a platform towards understanding and achievement, through knowledge building, deep thinking and discussion. The Library also issues a newsletter with the latest news, recent acquisitions and other interesting information.

The library book collection is divided into five sections: the Main collection, Reference, Short Loans, Fiction and Biographies and Melitensia sections. Moreover, the library also subscribes to a wide spectrum of electronic journal packages offering thousands of full-text articles.

Students must present their Student/ID card when checking out books and a maximum of six books for a period of three weeks can be borrowed at any one time. Books may be renewed or  reserved by accessing ‘My Library Account’ from the UoM Library webpage (

All material available for College students in the library can be retrieved by using HyDi which is a one-stop search gateway to all Library resources and can be accessed via the Junior College Library webpage:

The Library also has ten workstations offering internet facilities as well as free Wi-Fi access to all registered students. The library also offers a photocopy service against a per-sheet charge and subject to copyright regulations.

From 1 October to 15 June, the Library is open between 08.00 and 16.00 hours. The library opening hours for the summer  months may be found at:

During the month of May, prior to the End-of-Year tests, the library closing time is extended to 19.00 hours on Tuesdays and Thursdays. 



Mr M. Poulton

Tel: 2590 7237



Study Area

The Study Area is located in front of the Auditorium and provides a space where students may study and work on assignments. Students may engage in group-work and benefit from a more relaxed atmosphere than that of the library.


Quiet Working Area


The quiet working area is found in Room C016 is an ideal place for individual work and where perfect silence is expected. 


Auditorium Peter Serracino Inglott


The College has a fully air-conditioned Auditorium which is situated opposite the Study Area. Annual events such as the Students’ Soirée, the Christmas concert and ‘Holqa’ – a European theatre festival for students, are held at the Auditorium.

Laboratories and specialised rooms

The Junior College offers an enriching experience to students who study Biology, Chemistry and Physics. Each science department has a number of fully equipped laboratories to ensure that students can develop important skills essential at this level of study. For each science subject at Advanced level, students have an average of two hours of practical sessions per week to complement the theory and to prepare them for MATSEC practical exams.


Classes are divided into small groups during practical sessions in order to ensure an interesting experience in a safe environment and for tutors to dedicate more individual attention. The Junior College also hosts a Science and Technology Museum in Room D409    which has an extensive collection of antique scientific equipment.


A number of specialised rooms are also available to enhance the teaching of particular subjects. These include the Home Economics Laboratory, a Theatre and Performance Room, a Geography Room, a Music Room, two Art Rooms, a French Resource Room and a Marketing Room. The college also has a Multifaith room. Lecture rooms are equipped with data projectors, monitors or interactive white boards.


First-Aid Room


The First-Aid room is situated in the College foyer next to the entrance to Block A. Staff and students requiring First Aid are to refer to the Principal’s office Room B004 for assistance.




The canteen and the adjoining games room is one of the places where students can relax and socialize during their leisure time. The canteen offers a wide variety of food and drinks.

Youth Hub

The Youth Hub aims to provide a creative space and the ideal environment for students to work on projects, organise activities and develop ideas and initiatives. It also offers a place where students can socialise in a relaxing atmosphere. The Youth Worker’s office is found in this area.


Leisure Areas


Students are encouraged to remain on campus during their free time. Apart from the canteen and Youth Hub, students may also spend their time at the Pjazza, study gardens and other areas on the Junior College campus while having a break from lectures and studying. These are all popular spots where students can hang out.


Bicycle parking spaces


Students and staff who decide to cycle to Junior College can leave their bicycle in designated parking spaces.  The administration cannot be held responsible for any loss or damage to bicycles parked on campus. Cyclists are responsible for their own safety while on College grounds.


Ilwien Child Care Centre

Ilwien Child Care Centre provides child care facilities to members of staff and students all year round. Drop-in facilities are also available.

The Child Care Centre provides pre-school education for children aged between 18 months and 3 years. The centre has an open plan layout divided into well-defined areas including a home corner, block centre and audio-visual and IT corners amongst others. Ilwien also boasts a large open-air playing area.


Contact: Ms D. Gnjatovic

Tel: 2340 2134

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