The library at SPWT is an integral part of the school community offering an inclusive and comfortable space for students to study and find a new book. We are keen to promote reading and learning and we recognise that students who read and use their school library are more likely to have a higher academic attainment, developed reading and writing skills, as well as having a positive impact on their attitude towards reading.
Our library is currently operating on a rota-based system to allow students access to resources in a safe and controlled way. Our dedicated librarian, Ms Farley, with the help of the library assistant, Ms Sandra, are always there to help and make book recommendations. Students can find the library trolley on their playground at lunchtime on the following days:
|Thursday||Year 10 & 11|
Please be aware that the trolley cannot be outside in adverse weather. The library team will make every effort to see students on a different day.
Due to the current circumstances, students can borrow one book at a time for up to two weeks, they must return their current book before getting another. It is important that students return their library books on time so that their peers have the opportunity to access these texts. Students can renew their library book by speaking to either Ms Farley or Ms Sandra.
Our library stocks a wide selection of books to appeal to all student’s interests including fiction, non-fiction, poetry, short stories, anthologies, and classic literature. If you would like to make a book recommendation for the library then please contact Ms Farley.
Ms Farley and Ms Sandra are currently working hard to make sure all books available in the library can be found on the online catalogue: Reading Cloud. Reading Cloud is available for students to access at home and every student at SPWT has an individual library account. Students can use Reading Cloud to view the library catalogue, request books, write a review of a book and see books recommended for them.
The library recommends students using the ‘Reserve a book’ feature on Reading Cloud’s website to make sure that every student is reading the book that they would like to read. Reserved books will be available at lunchtime on the playground according to the above rota.
As Reading Cloud is a new platform for students that offers a wide range of services, we recommend students to log-on to explore the site to familiarise themselves with its capabilities. Students can get their Reading Cloud login details from their tutor, or by asking a member of the library team.
Please see the guides below for more information on Reading Cloud.