The Preparatory School Library is situated at the heart of the school. It provides a balance between information technologies/ media and the printed word.
The ground floor has been totally refurbished with new shelving, soft seating, a new Librarian’s counter, display units and a LCD TV (which shows relevant television programmes, BBC news 24, and DVDs). The Library has a class set of wireless headphones, so that the television can be viewed without disturbing other library users. The Library catalogue is accessible on a computer on the Librarian's counter for students to search the Library's resources across the College’s three libraries.
The Library benefits from a new mezzanine floor accessed by a spiral staircase. On this floor is a glass enclosed area with 13 student computers. This room also contains a SMART board to enable it to be used as a teaching room for information skills lessons, English, EFL and research lessons for smaller classes. There is also a small AV area with 2 computers for audiobook/CD listening/DVD viewing and an area to store DVDs, CDs and other media. The EFL section will also be located in this area. The mezzanine floor also provides a space for an expanding collection of teacher's resources and professional literature for members of staff.
The collection includes an extensive range of children’s fiction and non-fiction to support the curriculum and also contains an expanding choice of DVDs, CDs, magazines and online resources. Pupils may borrow up to 5 items at one time for 3 weeks, with the option to renew the books for longer.
We often have author visits; run book fairs and other exciting activities. Please see the Preparatory School news and events for further information.