Our Library and Learning Centre has a fourfold function - a space to store structured resources, a place to study, somewhere to get academic support and a place to find peace and stillness; a sanctuary! We provide a wonderfully calm and focused environment that pupils and staff can come and use.
The Library is welcoming and open for use:
We are a service that is there to help support and meet the teaching and learning needs of the whole school community pupils and teachers. This could be finding and acquiring books, advising on study skills, helping with particular essays and projects, or showing pupils and staff how to make use of assistive technologies.
The Library stocks a full range of fiction and a selection of up to date non-fiction texts to support learning and recreational needs. In addition to approximately 7000 fiction, non-fiction and reference books, we have graphic novels, audio books and DVDs. We can also acquire academic papers and journals for academic researches, for example, we can help track down specialist information to support 3rd Form PQ1 and the 6th Form EPQ projects.
The Library’s Catalogue can be accessed and searched from any online computer anywhere in the world from the King’s website and ALL of the resources that we have can be borrowed. We are “demand driven”, so that, if we do not have the book, audiobook, video or graphic book that a pupil or member of staff needs or wants, then we purchase that resource for the library. This means that our stock should always be relevant, interesting and helpful to our users.