The libraries at Clifton are vibrant and highly valued facilities that truly enhance learning, foster curiosity and inspire pupils.
The Percival Library is a beautiful Grade II listed building located within the Upper School buildings, home to more than 15,000 books and a computer suite.
The Upper School has its own science library, the Stone Library which contains approximately 5000 scientific books and periodicals and is home to some rare books and manuscripts.
The Preparatory School Library provides a balance between information technologies, media and the printed word. The library catalogue is accessible on a computer, from which students are able to search across the College’s three libraries.
The Preparatory School library’s mezzanine floor houses an enclosed area with 13 student computers and a SMART board, which enables it to be used as a teaching room for information skills lessons, English, EAL and research lessons for smaller classes. There is also a small area where pupils can listen to audiobooks or view DVDs.
The collection includes an extensive range of children’s fiction and non-fiction to support the curriculum, and also contains a fantastic choice of DVDs, CDs, magazines and online resources.
Clifton College has a deep commitment to encouraging the life-long habit of reading for pleasure and this begins with the very youngest pupils in our care.
The pre-preparatory school has a dedicated library run by a school librarian who specialises in finding the very best books and resources to encourage and spread a passion for reading.
Each of the 3 school libraries run inspiring, engaging and fun programmes of events, activities and author visits.