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 ground floor of Excellence Building (XG27). 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.
In need of something to do with all this spare time? Missing being able to access your local library or the school library? The National Literacy Trust and The National Academy have worked together to create a virtual school library! For the period of the lockdown, they will share a new book each week with some information from the author and linked activities. You can find all the information here: https://library.thenational.academy/
Enjoy reading but prefer listening to the story as you follow along? The English Team at Ormiston Academy Trust have been working behind the scenes to create our own audio version of Robert Louis Stevenson’s Treasure Island. This is an exciting text from the adventure genre that is suitable for students in Y7-13. You can find a copy of the text and the links to the first 5 chapters below. Look out for next’s week’s chapters as you will see some of the Ormiston NEW English teachers reading chapters. Want to find out more about the text and the author? Have a look at this website: https://www.sparknotes.com/lit/treasure/
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!