Library

You can follow the school library on Twitter - @icclovesbooks 

The school library is for all students to use for reading, research and homework. The library provides essential resources to support the curriculum, develop literacy and thinking skills and we actively promote reading for pleasure. It is well stocked with good quality fiction, non-fiction and reference materials. To keep up to date with national and global news we subscribe to daily and weekly newspapers and general interest magazines ranging from football to film and technology titles.

We have an extensive collection of graphic novels inspired by the recent visit of graphic novelist Neil Cameron. We are also increasing our collection of autobiographies and biographies to link in with the English curriculum. We are always very happy to accept any good quality donations you may wish to make.

There is a suite of computers which have access to the school network and the internet. They are available to book at break and lunchtimes for homework.

Eclipse
Our user friendly library management system allows students to view their loans, reserve books, write and read latest reviews and access educationally approved websites. Simply click the link: Micro Librarian Systems - Eclipse or download the iMLS app - available on Android, Windows and Apple devices

Go to “my account” and enter your username (library barcode) and your password. See library staff for username and password.

To support students’ learning at home and school we subscribe to:

Complete Issues
‘Complete Issues’ is an easy to search on line resource providing a range of high quality articles, user friendly statistics and relevant websites supporting the whole curriculum. All students can log in to www.completeissues.co.uk  (for user name and password contact library staff)

Accelerated Reading
Accelerated Reader is a scheme that helps increase reading for pleasure amongst our students. We recognise the importance of creating a culture of reading and it is designed to help us motivate and monitor student reading practice. Students can search for interesting and appropriate books, quickly and easily and take a quiz to ensure comprehension of books read. 

Students can access the Accelerated Reader site by clicking one of the links below:

 

Accelerated Reader school access

Accelerated Reader home access

 

 

There is also an app available for iOS devices, which can be found here:

Acclereated Reader iOS app

To use the iOS app, please use the following code to connect:

RP-10474703

Follow us on Twitter! @icclovesbooks

You can follow us on twitter at https://twitter.com/icclovesbooks where our dedicated library team will keep you bang up to date with books we have loved, exciting author events coming soon and all sorts of reading related fun. An absolute must for all keen readers and lovers of the library. 

Using the library
The library is open throughout the school day (08.30 – 15.00) and is managed by Mrs Didcock and Mrs Eales. Student librarians contribute to the running of the library and help at break and lunchtimes.

All students are members of the library and can borrow up to 4 books for two weeks. Books can be renewed for a further two weeks. Reminders will be sent out via tutors.

Activities and Events
The library has a programme of activities and events throughout the school year to encourage and promote reading. These include:

  • Author talks and workshops for Years 7,8,9 and 10)
  • Kids Literature Quizzes (Years 7 & 8)
  • World Book Day
  • National Poetry Day
  • Book Club (Wednesday A week)
  • Carnegie Book Award shadowing
  • Book Buzz (all Year 7 students a free book)

 

 


 

 
 

There is a keen focus on academic achievement which is supported by a broad range of extra-curricular activities. (Ofsted 2015)