*The Library is currently unable to lend out books to students due to COVID-19 restrictions. We are very sorry about this and can't wait to welcome you back in due course.*
Students can still browse all the books in the Library on the Reading Cloud which is accessible from the school MLE network on any computer. It is searchable without need for a login.
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.
ebooks and Digital audiobooks - Sheffield Libraries has a huge range of ebooks and audio books, free to all library users. These can be downloaded onto most mobile tablets, e-readers, PCs and other devices. Browse the catalogue here. There are also lots of magazines, great for gaining a wider awareness of the world, like The Week Junior and The Week. Students, particularly at GCSE & A Level, can extend their subject knowledge through Amateur Photographer, Artists & Illustrators, BBC History, BBC Science Focus, Digital Photography, The Economist, Empire, How It Works, Match of the Day, National Geographic, New Scientist, NET, Newsweek, Photography Week, Tech Advisor and Total Film, and other titles encompassing craft, food, fitness and sport.
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 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
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
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 developing the habit of reading for pleasure and relaxation, learning how to use a library and find something to read that suits you.
From Y8, pupils can volunteer as Pupil Librarians. This is good fun and promotes responsibility, team work, commitment and organisation – and earns achievement points!
All library resources may be borrowed for free! You don’t need a special card – just be sure to check them out with Mrs Senior.
Y7-11: Students may borrow up to 4 books at a time for 2 weeks.
Y12 and 13: Sixth formers may borrow up to 6 books at a time, for 2 weeks
If you need longer to finish your book, you may renew it for a further 2 weeks at the library desk or by emailing the Library. You can also reserve books in the same way.
Books must be returned by posting them into the Book Returns box.
If books go overdue, reminders are sent out 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.