As well as supporting and assisting students with their academic studies, the library is devoted to encouraging students to read for pleasure.
The library is located on the middle floor of Excellence Building. We are open throughout the school day and beyond for all students and staff. Our aim is to provide students with a purposeful learning environment in which, with encouragement and support, they can achieve high standards of academic and personal achievement. There are areas for group and individual study, whilst soft seating and beanbags are also available for relaxing and reading for pleasure. We also have computers for homework and research.
Teen Ink is a website which is great for reading reviews and finding out what’s hot or what’s not, they also have great competitions.
Students can join our Student Librarian Training Programme. Upon completion the students receive a certificate, a badge and their portfolio which can be used to provide evidence of work experience once they have left school.
Our library management system is called Eclipse and can be accessed by using the button below.
The system is internet based and can be accessed from home as well as school and even downloaded onto a mobile phone or tablet. The catalogue can be searched without logging on, however once logged on students can write reviews, make reservations and see which books they have on loan and when they need to be returned.
“Don’t just google it”
When searching the internet, google is the first search engine most of us go to. We would like to encourage students to go beyond google. If you can’t find what you’re looking for don’t give up, set yourself a time limit and then try a different search engine there are hundreds out there!