The Library
Librarian - Ms Torrens
Visit the Library to find a gripping book to read, to source resources for school projects, to work or to read.


Opening Times:
Monday-Friday 8.30am-4.30pm
Closed period 4 everyday


Drop-In Centre:

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For Sixth Form use only. Students in lower school must be accompanied by a class teacher.
Open daily during timetabled hours, excluding period 4.
Please note that students are not allowed into the Drop-In Centre before school, during break or after school.
All students are members of the library and can take out up to 3 books at any one time, for a period of 3 weeks. Sixth form students can borrow up to 6 for 6 weeks.
Please note that overdue books should be returned to the library as soon as possible.
The deadline for Overdue books - Reminders will be sent out every half-term. With regret, due to the large number of books being lost as a result of not being returned, parents will be invoiced for the cost of replacing any books not received by this date.
This is especially relevant to students leaving LSS.
Thank you,
Miss Torrens (Librarian).

Library Resources:
  • A wide collection of fiction ranging from literary classics to the latest popular series’
  • A wide collection of non-fiction books to support the curriculum and for general interest
  • Collections of reference books
  • A wide range of journals, some online as well as printed versions
  • Magazines and comics including a large Manga section
  • Internet access
  • An IT suite (known as the Drop-In Centre) comprising 20 computers
  • Photocopying Facilities
  • A comprehensive careers section

Student Librarians
Students are encouraged to have an active role and input into the Library and in our team there are student librarians representing most year groups.
If you are interested in becoming a student librarian, please contact Ms Torrens for information on how to do so.
  We are pleased to have several new Student Librarians joining the team this year.
They are:
  • Oliver Henderson and Jacob Thomson
The Student Librarians play a very important role in the day-to-day upkeep of the library and our new recruits will be joining a team that works very hard to ensure that such a huge volume of books, magazines and articles is cared for well.


Please click here for recommended reading lists for year groups 7 - 10 and Sixth Form 


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Please remember that the Library is there for the use of all students and act in accordance with LSS behavioural policy. Anyone found disturbing other students, especially during exam season, will be removed from the library. Students should keep noise to a minimum, be seated at a table, and return books to shelves after each visit. No food, drink, or use of electronic gadgets is permitted in the library during school hours.  

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The Library sells a wide range of stationery including highlighters, protractors, various types of ruler, etc., all at a reasonable price. Do remember to stock up for exam season.

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 The Games Club meets in the library after school every Tuesday and Thursday from 3.30pm-4.45pm.  Students can participate in tournaments such as Mario Kart, or bring your own console to play with

Currently popular are the DS, Switch, etc.

The Library has a lockable cupboard to store consoles and games if you wish to do so.

We also have a selection of traditional games including Chess, Monopoly, Connect 4, etc.



Carnegie Award 2019 Longlist.docx

The longlist for the 2019 Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction has just been announced! There are 25 titles on the fiction list, below:

 Ackerman, Elliot. Waiting for Eden
Adjei-Brenyah, Nana Kwame. Friday Black
Ball, Jesse. Census
Edugyan, Esi. Washington Black
Emezi, Akwaeke. Freshwater
Enger, Leif. Virgil Wander
Evans, Diana. Ordinary People
Faye, Gaël. Small Country
House, Silas. Southernmost
Jones, Tayari. An American Marriage
Kingsolver, Barbara. Unsheltered
Kushner, Rachel. The Mars Room
Kwon, R.O. The Incendiaries
Makkai, Rebecca. The Great Believers
Miller, Madeline. Circe
Mosley, Walter. John Woman
Ondaatje, Michael. Warlight
Orange, Tommy. There There
Powers, Richard. The Overstory
Shteyngart, Gary. Lake Success
Sittenfeld, Curtis. You Think It, I’ll Say It
Tamirat, Nafkote. The Parking Lot Attendant
Tyler, Anne. Clock Dance
Winman, Sarah. Tin Man
Winthrop, Elizabeth. The Mercy Seat


The Carnegie Shortlist will be announced on 18th March 2019.

The Award Ceremony announcing the winner will take place on 17th June 2019

Returning from an extended break, the Library Newsletter is returning under the same name, but a different editor!
We hope to get this newsletter out to students and Parents every half term at the very least! For those who are new to our library newsletter, throughout each issue we will show you the current happenings within the library, as well as any events you - the students - can participate in! We will also be accepting articles from the students, about whatever you find interesting and whatever you think other students will find interesting! If you feel like emailing us an article, feel free to do so!
Email Ms Torrens if you would like to send in an article! 


Library Newsletter Volume 2 Edition 4 April 2019

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