FAQs about the Library
1. Who can use the Library?
Everyone! All members of the school community from Year 7 to 13 and all members of staff can use the Library.
2. When is the Library open?
From 8.15 am, morning break, lunch time and until 4.30pm each day. Sometimes the Library will be booked for exams, study days, career days etc. On these occasions, as much notice as possible will be given and students need to check the notice board near the door for information.
3. Does the school have a Homework Club?
Yes, it is also known as the Study Centre and meets every Monday to Thursday from 3.05pm – 4.30pm. One of the Higher Level Teaching Assistants supervises the session.
4. Who can use the Library Computers?
A “first come first served” policy operates and this generally works well, as the Lower and Senior School have different lunch times. Students may print out work on the Library printer, but please don’t leave printing out your work to the last minute as that will be the time that there are no computers free and the printer is not working!
5. Do the students have Library Lessons?
Yes. Year 7 students have a Library lesson once every two weeks with their English teacher. Various sessions take place for other year groups on ECM days introducing students to various research skills including on-line research, plagiarism and bibliography construction.
6. How do the students reach the Library?
By the stairs from the Heath Building NOT by using the lift or the fire exit.
7. What are the Rules of the Library?
There are only 5:
i). The Library is a silent working area, no talking. The Library is often very busy and all students must show consideration for other users.
ii). No eating or drinking in the Library, (This includes chewing gum)
iii). No games, (computer, card or board).
iv). All mobile ‘phones must be switched off.
v). Members of Year 12 & 13 only may use personal music players.
8. If I have any problems about the Library, who should I ask?
Mrs Carey (the Librarian). She will, if asked nicely, supply paper and loan pens, rulers, scissors, glue, sticky tape and various other items of stationery. She will show you where to find books and help you to find research web sites, BUT she will not do your work for you!