Welcome to St Peter’s C of E School Library
“Children who read for pleasure made more progress in maths, vocabulary and spelling between the ages of 10 and 16 than those who rarely read.” (Institute of Education research, September 2013)
The Library at St. Peter’s is a large, light-filled, comfortable space in which both students and staff can read for pleasure, study, or carry out research. We have recently acquired some bean bags, sofas and armchairs to help make a more relaxed atmosphere, making the library a very popular place for students to spend time. We do not expect silence in the Library, but we do expect you to keep to the school rules and show respect.
Who works in the Library?
The library is staffed by a full-time Librarian, Ms Vicky Nolan. Each break and lunch time we also employ volunteer Student Librarians.
When is the Library open?
The Library is open from 8am – 4.50pm, to students and staff. During lesson time staff can book the Library for their class/group or individual study. During break and lunch students are free to use the Library for studying, reading, or choosing books.
Can I do homework in the Library?
Yes we run a homework club Monday to Thursday from after school to 5.20pm. A member of staff is here to help you.
What is in the Library?
The library offers a wide range of resources in the form of fiction and non-fiction books, magazines, newspapers and DVDs and Audio Books There are also a bank of computers and thirty IPADs in the library, all with access to printing facilities, which students can use to carry out research or to help them with home learning tasks.
You can find:
Children’s and teenage fiction
Adult fiction Y10 and above.
Graphic novels and Manga
Magazines on a range of subjects
Reference materials including encyclopedias and dictionaries
A range of resources for dyslexic, struggling or reluctant readers
What about careers and college information?
We have a very well stocked careers section with information about jobs, college courses and work experience. You can also speak to Ms Falconer Head of Careers.
Students and staff are able to view the AccessIt from school and from home.
This means that you can view your library account, look at the books you have taken out, and see when they are due back. You can also see if your books are overdue.
What else can I see and do?
- Look at top 10 resources borrowed
- See what has been returned
- Read about featured authors
- View the book of the week
- Look at the Library catalogue
- Write reviews and give books a star rating.