A warm welcome awaits the students and staff who visit the school library where an extensive range of both fiction and non-fiction books can be borrowed for study or leisure reading. Resources are selected not only to fulfil curriculum requirements but also to encourage reading in a wide range of topics and reading lists are provided for students in Years 7 to 9.
The library catalogue can be remotely accessed via the Oliver System enabling searches and reservations to be made and there is also a review section for every book so that students can find titles they will enjoy. The latest educational magazines are available to borrow giving students a chance to broaden their reading in topics from genetic engineering to the US Civil Rights Movement. Pertinent articles are added to the catalogue every week for ease of access.
The library publishes a termly Newsletter, arranges author visits, holds a Newspaper Discussion Group weekly, runs a monthly Book Group plus runs a Scrabble and Chess Club once a month.
Opening Times and Facilities
Monday to Friday 8:00am to 4:00pm
There are 33 computers linked to the school server, all with full internet access, a colour printer and scanner available for student use. There is also a quiet study room where Sixth Form students can discuss collaborative projects during their study periods.
The CCHS Librarian, Mrs Martin, is a member of the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals.
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Quotes from students about the awesome library
‘I love the fact that Mrs Martin knows where every book is kept’
‘I can do homework on the computers, chat (quietly!) with friends and read lots of books’
‘My Library Lessons are the best lessons I have in school’