The impressive, spacious library is well stocked with a wide range of books reflecting the curriculum as well as catering for leisure interests. Other resources include dvds and cds. Periodicals to support most subject areas, national daily newspapers and the cuttings folders may be used in the library.
The library is open from 8.15am to 5.00pm Monday to Friday with open access for all students and staff before, during and after the school day for research, resource selection and study.
In order to foster intellectual curiosity in the girls, reading lists have been prepared for most subjects and these are available on the library catalogue, via pupils’ Citrix connection, or
via the networked computers in school.
The library keeps its resources regularly updated. 16 networked computers are available on the upper level, and a laptop is available for students unable to manage the stairs. This pleasant and spacious environment not only celebrates national events such as Book Week and World Book Day, but is also home to pupils' work in cross-curricular displays. Two book clubs meet regularly in the library. One for girls in UIII-UIV (inclusive) and another for girls in LV. Book-related events and reader development programmes such as theatre visits, The Readathon and book-award shadowing are all regular occurrences.
The library staff are always on hand to help and respond to individual requests and the Librarian is pleased to arrange author visits, clubs, promotional trips, quizzes and competitions, as well as offer induction sessions to new pupils and information literacy through PSHE. Recent author visits have included Marcus Sedgwick, Mary Hooper, Patrick Ness and Christopher Lloyd
Girls can log in to the online library resource when at home via the CITRIX system. For a 'how to' guide on accessing this please click here.
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