The library is open to all staff and students.
It contains a wide range of fiction and non-fiction resources for all Key Stages, newspapers and magazines and computers where students can access the Internet and the school intranet. There are also colour scanning, copying and printing facilities available.
Students are issued with photographic ID cards which will enable them to issue and return their own books using the self-service terminal on the library counter. The cards also enable students to gain faster access to the printing facilities.
During the school day the library is used by sixth form students for silent study and by classes who wish to come and use the resources. Teaching staff can send students to the library to access the resources or for supervised individual study.
Students are asked to consume food and drink in the designated areas rather than in the library. The use of mobile phones is strictly prohibited.
The School Book Club meets on Tuesday breaktime every Week B in A5. It is open to all members of the school community and is a great opportunity to talk about your favourite book. Members read the recommended title and come back to discuss it. The library runs a shadowing group for the CILIP Carnegie Award, reading all of the shortlisted titles and meeting up with other local schools to debate the merits of each title. On Awards day, students vote for their choice of winner - and wait to see if they have agreed with the panel of judges!
The library aims to create a friendly and peaceful environment for those who wish to study or read.