The School Library
Library is open all week:
Monday – Thursday: 8.30 am – 3.45 pm
Friday: 8.30 pm – 3 pm
The library is open during every scheduled period for drop in access and class visits. In addition, it is open at break times, before and after school.
All year groups are encouraged to use the library during their free time for PC access, quiet study, reading or research.
Please note that food is not allowed in the library.
There are three main sections in the library: fiction, non-fiction and careers. There are approximately 12,000 physical items in stock. Resources may be borrowed for two weeks, but may be renewed. Stock for the library is selected by concentrating on two main objectives:
- Material that supports Curriculum for Excellence
- Material that supports pupil’s recreational reading, literacy and encourages reading for pleasure
Pupils are encouraged to recommend books that they wish the library to purchase and pupils have been involved in stock selection trips to Waterstones.
Study guides and past papers for all subjects are available to for loan.
The library also subscribes an electronic resources:
Complete Issues (http://www.completeissues.co.uk/)
Many subject departments make use of the library at various times throughout the year and the librarians are able to create topic boxes and provide research guidance for work being done in class.
The library has 6 PCs available for student use. They can be used for leisure, however priority is given for pupils who would like to work on PC on their homework.
Each student can borrow up to 4 fiction books and 2 non-fiction books for period of 2 weeks. After this time, books may be renewed, if there is no reservation by another student. All pupils are responsible for books and must returned items before summer holidays.