Our library is well-used throughout the school day and caters for all our students from Year 7 right through to Year 13.
Pupils of all ages may use the library for homework, browsing the book stock, studying, doing revision or just relaxing with a book.
Library Opening Times
- The library opens at 8.30am
- Break: 10.50 – 11.05
- Lunchtime: 1.10pm-1.55pm.
- After school: The library is open until 4.00pm every day.
Library lessons: Years 7-11 have one English lesson a fortnight when classes can come into the library and issue and return books.
We have 16 Computers linked to the school network and the Internet. Printouts may be made. The catalogue is on an OPAC. Classes may book to use the library for Information Skills lessons.
There is a separate Sixth Form Library and Careers Library.
There is a pay photocopier @ 10p per page.
The Library uses the Eclipse.net library management system. Students can log into their own account and see what books they have issued currently, what books they have borrowed in the past and to place a reservation. They can also write reviews of books they have borrowed. The catalogue tells us what books we have in the library and where they are. In addition, we have a security system.
- To use E magazine, visit www.emagazine.org.uk
- For the Issues series website go to: www.issuesonline.co.uk
- Factfile and Essential Articles online: www.completeissues.co.uk
- Philip Allan Archive: http://my.dynamic-learning.co.uk/MyDynamicLearning.aspx
Gold Card Club- Pupils who read a lot can join this club and increase the number of books they can get out. They can also write reviews of their favourite books. This year we are doing the Best of the Best Havering Book Award, and plan to attend the final award ceremony at The Queen’s Theatre.
Scholastic Book Club and Book Fairs- provide good books to pupils at reduced prices, while the school library also receives commission.
Book Week- an annual event, with many activities and visiting authors and poets.
Displays and promotions, highlighting current events or special commemorations throughout the year such as World Book Day.
- Mrs Pearson and Mrs Rothnie, Librarians
- There are also a number of Parent Helpers who come in regularly to help.
- We have a number of Student Librarians who help in the library. Students can train to become Student Librarians from Year 9 onwards.
Our Scholastic Book Club is now online at http://schools.scholastic.co.uk/st-edwards-ce . There are hundreds of fantastic children’s books to choose from, and every £1 you spend will earn 20p for our school in Scholastic Rewards. Delivery is free to the school library. Please support us.
http://www.reader2reader.net/ Welcome to the readers’ section of the People’s Network, a site for readers to share opinions about books.
http://www.whichbook.net Welcome to whichbook.net – a completely new way of choosing what to read
http://www.s-cool.co.uk/default.asp S-cool is a site dedicated to school students. A good revision website.
http://www.exploratorium.edu/index.html The museum of science, art and human perception.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Main_Page A free encyclopedia.