The Library is a quiet and calm environment conducive to quiet reading and study. It is open every school day from 8.00am to 4.15pm. The Library holds a stock of over 17,000 books, subscriptions to two daily newspapers and 35 periodicals, a collection of audio books and DVDs, as well as a selection of online videos available through the online ClickView platform, and a range of electronic resources for extended research.
The Library has 21 networked computers and 16 netbooks, plus 29 iPads for use within the Library or in classrooms. There are also six digital still cameras and six digital camcorders for use within school. The Library maintains a Careers Library with books and leaflets on careers information, university and college prospectuses, and a variety of careers information databases.
The Library runs a book club during lunchtime on Tuesdays, and a film club during lunchtime on Thursdays. Various competitions and events are celebrated throughout the school year.
A separate Connexions Library contains an up-to-date stock of books and pamphlet materials on careers, further education and wider Connexions topics. University and College prospectuses, and a wide variety of computer programs, are available to assist students with their higher education and career choices.
Students have access to our Library's very own 'Search Engine' called Oliver - click on the link to log in. Students and staff should ask in the Library for a user name and password.
Oliver is a database for all the Library resources, such as;
You can use Oliver to help with research for homework - it not only gives links to relevant and appropriate websites, but will also let you know what books you need and if they are currently available in the Library.
For more information on what our Library has to offer, please click here for our own website.
Mrs Anna Wildman
Mrs Julie Gibbs