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Our Senior School library provides students with a light and relaxing, flexible space which can be both a hub of activity and an oasis of calm. 

 
The only thing that you absolutely have to know, is the location of the library - Albert Einstein

The Library is a place where girls can rest and reflect, a place to serendipitously browse the shelves, to engage with online learning and to explore the world of scholarship and independent study.  

Open throughout the day, the library is a shared space where students from Year 7- 13 work alongside one another, supporting each other in their work and discussing book recommendations and favourite reads.

Alongside the physical collection of books, magazines and DVDs, our library extends far beyond the room, with a growing collection of online resources, ‘a library without walls’, that can be accessed anywhere, anytime.

Working closely with the English department, the library hosts lessons for girls in Years 7 to 8, to support their studies and encourage them to make the most of what the library offers. 

For older students, the library provides resources and advice on conducting independent research and encourages intellectual curiosity in a quiet and purposeful environment. Playing a role in wider school life, the library supports both the taught and research based elements of the Sixth Form INSPIRE programme and offers enrichment opportunities. 

I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library - Jorge Luis Borges

 

A good library will never be too neat, or too dusty, because somebody will always be in it, taking books off the shelves and staying up late reading them - Lemony Snicket

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