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 and lunch, 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.
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
  • Online newspaper (The Day: please ask Librarian for login details)
  • 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.
This year, we give a warm welcome to our new student librarians – 
Jack Boyns, James Wong, Tom Craddock and Rupert Moule
Our current Head Student Librarian is Ryan Nurse (Year 12).

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 Manga Club meets in the library after school every Tuesday from 3.30pm-5.00pm. New members are very welcome, and just need to have a quick chat with Miss Torrens before starting to attend. We have a variety of ages attending the club, and as well as building up a good selection of manga books (Pokémon, Legend of Zelda, Attack on Titan, Ghost in the Shell 2 being the most recent additions), we also watch age-appropriate anime.

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 The Games Club meets in the library after school every Tuesday from 3.30pm-4.30pm.  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.


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.


  This award is named after Andrew Carnegie (1835–1919), a Scottish-American industrialist, who devoted his later years in life to philanthropic matters – with a special interest in libraries. He donated approximately$60 million to fund a system of 1,689 public libraries after moving to the USA in 1848.
The shortlist will be announced on 15th March.
The overall winner will be announced on 18th June.


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