Located in Upper School, the Main School Library is a welcoming, vibrant space for Years 7-11 to study and read.
As well as an extensive collection supporting the learning, homework and interests of our students, thriving book groups, competitions, reading challenges and other library activities encourage and develop an enjoyment of reading.
When We Are Open
Mon, Wed, Thu, Fri 8.00am – 8.35am (last entry 8.25am)
Tue 8.00am – 9.00am (last entry 8.45am)
Break time 10.45am – 11.05am
Lunch 1 12.10am-12.40pm Years 7, 8, 9
Lunch 2 12.45pm-1.15pm Years 10, 11
Lessons with permission from your teacher
Homework Club 2.55pm-3.55pm Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday (with a Library Enrichment Card; minimum stay 3.30pm)
Book Group 2.55pm-3.55pm Tuesdays as advertised programme (with a Library Enrichment Card; pre-book your place)
What You Can Borrow
- 6 fiction books
- 6 non-fiction books
- 4 MFL fiction books
- 4 CDs or DVDs
- 4 ebooks
Everything is for two weeks and you can renew your loans three times (unless someone else is waiting for them).
To return your items
- post them in the returns cabinet in Upper Foyer
- use the returns box in the library
- hand them in at the desk
- 2.55pm-3.55pm Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
- Minimum stay is 3.30pm
Come along and get help with your homework, work with your friends or sit and read quietly in The Reading Room – you may eat and drink too!
You need a Library Enrichment Card to attend. Collect a permission form from the library – a parent/carer needs to sign it. Return the completed form to the library to receive your card.
Just hand your card into a member of the library staff on arrival each time you wish to attend.
- Tuesday 2.55pm-3.55pm
- Year 7 and Year 8+ Book Groups on alternate weeks as advertised
Our book groups meet in the library throughout the year to read, discuss, recommend and review books. Some groups are one-off theme based discussions or activities, others run over a number of weeks with students reading and reviewing shortlisted titles to shadow national book awards.
There is no need to attend every meeting, just sign-up in the library to book your place for the meeting you are interested in attending – spaces are limited and go very quickly!
In a reading rut? Then make an appointment to see The Book Doctors and receive a one-to-one personalised reading prescription based on your reading preferences and needs. Ask a member of the library staff for further details.
The library is a fantastic space full of resources, study facilities and comfy seating for you to read and work.
Normal school rules apply (no eating or drinking – water is okay; no mobile phones) but for the benefit and enjoyment of all students we ask you to:
- use the computers for school work
- remember that The Reading Room is for quiet reading