Gordon Surtees Library

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The Gordon Surtees Library, named after a previous Headmaster who served between September 1968 - July 1983,  is situated in the Lyon Building. Opened in September 2014, it is managed by the Librarian, who is assisted on a part time basis by a Library Assistant. The Library is a well-resourced centre for independent study and research with study space for approximately 50 students. There is a small computer suite of nine networked computers. The Library is also utilised by subject teachers for lessons and all Year 7 pupils receive Library inductions.

The Library holds author visits during term time and celebrates key events in the literary calendar such as World Book Day, National Poetry Day and Roald Dahl Day and participates in the Carnegie Literary Prize. These events help promote recreational reading outside of the curriculum on a school-wide basis. The Library also runs clubs and promotions on a weekly basis, such as Book of the Week and Book and Film Club.

There is a comprehensive reference collection and a large range of periodical and daily broadsheet newspapers. Each Head of Department has the responsibility of liaising with the Librarian regarding stock and resources for lending. The Library also maintains a number of online subscriptions to databases of academic value.

The Library is open from 8am – 5pm daily.


What's New in the Library

The Library's newsletter contains the latest news and event reports as well as profiling some of the latest acquisitions from across the subjects and curriculum. Whether the choice of reading is fiction or non-fiction, for pleasure or research, students will find a book to fire up the imagination.