Silverdale has a well-stocked Library for all students and staff to use.
Books may be borrowed for 2 weeks and if you want to reserve or renew a book you can do so by emailing the Library.
Students can browse all the books in the Library on the Reading Cloud which is accessible from the school MLE network on any computer and doesn't require a login. In our library we have:
Fiction – bestsellers, new titles, Young Adult fiction (for Y9/10+), classics novels, hidden gems, series and Speed Reads. We believe that there is a book for everyone!
Graphic Novels –Marvel Universe, DC, manga and graphic versions of novels from Anthony Horowitz to Shakespeare
Non-fiction – all the books you need to help you learn more about the world and people around us, across all subjects on the curriculum and beyond
Sixth-Form section – text books and non-fiction to enhance A-level studies and enable reading around subjects
Books must be returned by posting them into the Book Returns box.
When books go overdue, reminders are sent out to students via Form Tutors and finally to parents/carers asking for the book back or for the cost of the lost/damaged book. If you have overdue books, you will not be allowed to borrow anything else until they are returned or paid for via ParentPay.
The Library also has:
Magazines – monthly subscriptions to How it Works, History Today, First News, Empire, Science Focus and Lonely Planet, All About Space and Shout!
DVDs - these can be borrowed overnight for free. The collection includes literary adaptations, documentaries, biographies and historical films.
Computers – we have 8 networked PCs providing internet access which can be booked for break and lunchtimes.
Stationery Shop - students can buy pens, pencils, rubbers and rulers in the Library
The Library opens at 9:15 every day
Mrs Senior is in the Library every day from 9:15-1:15
You can follow the Library on Social Media at:
6th formers may use the Library for quiet study at any time of day, provided there is no lesson taking place.
All students in Y7 have a fortnightly English lesson in the Library with their English teacher and Mrs Senior, the Library Assistant. This lesson focuses on finding something to read that suits you, developing the habit of reading for pleasure and relaxation, learning how to use a library and becoming a more confident reader.
From Y8, pupils can volunteer as Pupil Librarians. This is good fun and promotes responsibility, team work, commitment and organisation – and earns achievement points!
Please visit the Reading for Pleasure section on our Covid Extra-Curricular activities page for reading ideas and have a look on these Padlets, online virtual “bulletin” board, where students and teachers can collaborate, reflect, share links and pictures, in a secure location.