The New Memorial Library
Updated: Thu 6 Jun 2013
The New Memorial Library (dedicated to the members of the School community who fell in the two great wars) is situated in the Main Building of the School and was newly refurbished in 2011. It is managed by the Librarian, who is assisted on a part time basis by a library assistant. The Library is a well-resourced centre for independent study and research with study space for approximately 60 students. There is a small computer suite of nine networked computers. The Library is also utilised by subject teachers for lessons and all Year 7 pupils receive Library inductions.
The Library holds author visits during term time and celebrates key events in the literary calendar such as World Book Day and National Poetry Day and participates in the Carnegie Literary Prize. These events help promote recreational reading outside of the curriculum on a school-wide basis.
There is a comprehensive reference collection and a large range of periodical and daily broadsheet newspapers. Each head of department has the responsibility of liaising with the Librarian regarding stock and resources for lending. The Library also maintains a number of online subscriptions to databases of academic value. The Library produces a variety of booklets and leaflets to help students maximise their use of the facility and improve their researching skills (these can be found here).
The Library is open from 8am – 5pm daily.
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