Open 8:30 am – 4:00 pm daily
A warm welcome to the LRC, our aim is to provide a nurturing environment to all our users where they are enabled through a variety of means to become confident individuals. They are able to pursue hobbies e.g. Chess, as well as academic excellence.
For Y7 and Y8 the library operates a scholastic book club.
The library actively supports and is involved in all of the fundraising activities within school, particularly supporting World Book Day in conjunction with the English department.
Each evening after school twilight study sessions are available.
There is a range of resources available to students and staff; books fiction and non-fiction, newspapers, and journals, as well as computer and web based packages. The library team is working closely with teaching staff to make sure that we provide good relevant material to enable students to get the very best from each individual subject. Stock is continually reviewed to ensure that new, vibrant material appears on the shelves and is available to students. Books not only facilitate the learning process they also enrich leisure time. We have a wide range of fiction books to suit all tastes and abilities.
The Library management system is called Eclipse.net and has the advantage of finger print recognition for all students and staff. Incorporated in Eclipse.net is a program that allows pupils and students to search the library database for resources. The system provides a floor plan of the library giving the location of the resources plus pictures of book covers to help ensure that books are successfully and accurately located.
Virtual Learning Environment
With the advent of the schools VLE students are able to access this facility from home. Eclipse.net also provides a list of links to useful websites with further links to public library sites; this gives students an enormous advantage encouraging them to become independent researchers. We have a designated sixth form study area, and are also able to accommodate a whole class group; the careers library is now situated within the Library.
Our desire is to enable all students to become confident, independent learners, equipped with research skills and a love of books that will benefit them long after they have left school. Induction courses operate, which are tailored for the specific needs of various sections of the school population. We have strong links with Bridgnorth public library, and as part of the induction programs students are taken to visit the public library and given talks by the library staff. For those who want to learn more about libraries and the way they operate a successful Library Assistants Training Scheme exists.
Library and Resource Centre Personnel:
- Mrs J Peeler – Library and Resource Centre Manager