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Archway School

Library

'The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go.'  -Dr. Seuss

Monday to Friday: 8.15am – 4pm
Homework Club: 3:15pm – 4pm

Library facilities

  • We have a wide range of fiction and non-fiction for all ages and abilities.
  • Thirteen computers are available for loan at break, lunchtimes and after school for homework, research and other educational purposes.
  • Board games are available at break and lunchtime.
  • A careers/quiet room is available for sixth-form students to use.
  • DVDs and audiobooks are available for overnight loan.
  • Free magazines and newspapers are available.
  • Mrs Locke and Mrs Walton are happy to give advice and assistance in finding the right book or information.

Borrowing items

Book loans are for 3 weeks
Students in years 7 to 9 can borrow up to 4 items at a time
Students in years 10 and 11 can borrow up to 7 items at a time
Students in years 12 and 13 can borrow up to 11 items at a time

Returns

Books can be returned either at the library desk or posted in the Returns Box outside the library.

Library portal

The library catalogue can be accessed from any computer in school and can be used to find new books, resources, etc.

Library conduct

The library is a wonderful space for students and staff to enjoy and we hope that students help us to maintain it by following the simple library code of conduct:
Please:

  • Talk quietly and allow others to work
  • Use computers for homework only
  • Keep mobiles on silent and out of sight
  • Do not eat or drink in the library

Thank you to all the student library assistants who help Mrs Locke and Mrs Walton to keep the library in order and their work on displays.

Michael Morpurgo: Why we should remember the First World War: 
https://www.theguardian.com/childrens-books-site/audio/2014/jul/01/michael-morpurgo-world-war-podcast  (Credit to: The Guardian)

Malorie Blackman reads an excerpt from 'Boys Don't Cry': 
https://www.theguardian.com/books/childrens-books/audio/2011/mar/02/childrens-books-podcast-malorie-blackman  (Credit to: The Guardian)

Women in Fantasy: a fascinating insight into the world of young adult fantasy in this podcast with four amazing fantasy authors:
https://www.theguardian.com/childrens-books-site/audio/2016/feb/26/teen-young-adult-fantasy-women  (Credit to: The Guardian)