Located in Upper School, the Main School Library is open to Years 7-11 for study, research and reading.
We have a fantastic range of resources and activities to support you including Homework Club, thriving book groups, the Reading Room and lots more.
Break time opening is for you to return and change your books – this gives everyone who wants to visit the library the chance to do so. There are laptops available for you to print – come before school, at lunchtime or after school if you would like to do your homework.Lunchtime 1.05pm-1.50pm (last entry 1.35pm) During lessons with a note from your teacher Homework Club 3.15pm-4.45pm Monday-Thursday, 3.00pm-4.45pm Friday (with an Enrichment Card)
Your lunch card is also your library card. Use it to borrow:6 fiction books – 1 week loan 6 non-fiction books – 1 week loan 4 CDs/DVDs – 1 week loan 2 ebooks – 2 weeks loan
Renew your loans up to three times as long as no one else is waiting for them.
Remember that you are responsible for everything on your card – please don’t lend it to your friends.
Use the Upper Library Printer to print your work.
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!
Open Monday-Thursday 3.15pm-4.45pm, Friday 3.00pm-4.45pm in the library (unless school is closing early).
You need an Enrichment Card to attend. Pick up a permission form from the library – a parent/guardian needs to sign it.
Hand the form into a member of the library staff and you will receive your card in your register.
We have lots of book groups that meet at different times throughout the year:Bite-size – For short and snappy reads (invite only). Book Group – There’s no need to join. Sign up to attend the meeting if you like the look of the book to be discussed. Everyone welcome. Children’s Book Award Testing Group – Join to read and rate new books. Everyone welcome. Greenaway Medal Shadowing Group – The book award for illustration (invite only). Carnegie Medal Shadowing Group – The book award for children and young people.
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. Appointments are available and advertised throughout the year. Ask a member of the library staff for further details.
Published twice a year, the Bookworm is packed full of reviews, articles and special features by students and staff – read it for inspiration or submit an article and get involved!
New contributors always welcome.
Then tell others too:Post a review on the library catalogue Write a review for The Bookworm Tweet us at @SwanshurtLib Fill in a shelf ‘shout’ Start a Bookchain bookmark Spotlight it in the book display holder at the library counter Write it on the library chalkboard Tell everyone you know!
The library is a fantastic space full of resources, study tables 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 silent reading
Please come and ask if you have any questions – we are happy to help!