As a key part of student life at CCHS we take pride in keeping our library both relevant and appealing to our students in this increasingly digital age. We stock an extensive range of both fiction and non-fiction books, keeping track of current reading trends to ensure we meet the needs of our borrowers.  There are links to electronic versions of the classic books on our catalogue as well as many academically reliable websites and handpicked resources available from the Library Resources page of the CCHS VLE.

The library catalogue, Oliver can be accessed remotely, allowing students to reserve and search for what they need on-site or on-the-go using our Library Link App – search for the logo on your phone. We encourage students to add book reviews to the interactive catalogue to assist other students with their insights.

We have recently subscribed to the Wheelers eBook platform which allows students to download electronic books onto their computers, laptops, phones or tablets.  These can be easily accessed from the Oliver catalogue as all of the titles have been added to the system for ease of browsing.

The library is essential to our Sixth Form students who benefit from the policy of silence during lesson times for study and to complete assignments with access to computers and relevant resources.

We celebrate World Book Day each year with an author visit and host and attend exciting events in connection with The Essex Book Awards, including the fantastic ‘book trailer’ animation workshop which has seen our students produce some stunning results. There are plenty of opportunities for girls to get involved with the library at CCHS – we have good attendance at our book group and offer D of E volunteering opportunities for girls looking to attain their Bronze or Silver Award.

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