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Welcome

Everyone is welcome to the school library, where the librarian is happy to help with reading recommendations or homework solutions. The library is a quiet space for students who wish to study, research, read for pleasure or just drop in to relax with a newspaper. Sixth Formers are encouraged to use the library for independent learning, but teachers may occasionally book the library for a class. Computers in the library may be used for research and the library is open to all pupils at break and lunchtimes.


Library Resources

Fiction Books are organised by author surname. Ask the librarian if you are looking for a particular genre.

Non Fiction Books are organised by the Dewey method of numbering. Use the school library catalogue Oliver to locate the subject or title.

Reference Books such as encyclopaedias and atlases can be browsed but you are not allowed to take them home.

Newspapers and Periodicals - These include: two daily national newspapers (vary), Oxford Times, The E Magazine, English Review, Political Review and A'level Review magazines.

Board Games - Many different games are available for wet, rainy days.


Activities

Reading Groups:

Year 7 Thursday Lunchtimes 12:45 - 1:10pm
Year 8 and 9 Tuesday Lunchtimes 12:45pm - 1:10pm

The reading groups are currently discussing books that they have read over the summer and whether they would recommend them to other students.

Later in the academic Year 8 and 9 students will be following the Carnegie book award, while the Year 7 students will be reading future classics picked by a panel of school librarians for BookTrust.

Activities and book info can also be found on the OLIVER homepage


Careers Library

Titles are updated every year and we have publications covering most careers. New titles are arriving all the time. Please talk to Mrs Onions in the library if you would like something in particular, or browse the library catalogue available from home and in school.

Many parents also find the publications of interest and are welcome to borrow any. Please contact us in advance if you would like to visit the library in person.


Opening times

Drop in before school, breaks, lunchtimes and after school. Sixth Formers may use the library for private study during lesson times.

  • Monday 8:15am - 3:30pm
  • Tuesday 8:15am - 1:15pm
  • Wednesday 8:15am - 3:30pm
  • Thursday 8:15am - 4:30 (homework club 3:10pm - 4:30pm)
  • Friday 8:15am - 1:15pm

Librarian

Mrs J Onions

Library Date  
Good Reads 14th Jan 2016 Download