Opening times: Monday – Friday 8.45am-4.00pm.
The LRC resources are managed using a computerised fingerprint system called OLIVER. Pupils & staff are all members and have their own accounts. ALL items must be checked out and returned through the computer at the issues desk in order to keep the LRC running efficiently. Each person is allowed 2 items at a time. Books & audio books are loaned for 2 weeks.
All resources can be renewed (unless someone else has requested them) by bringing them to the issues desk.
Overdue notices are put into registers, with a letter being sent home if the pupil does not return or renew after two reminders.
Books can be renewed even if they are not in school – just come to library and ask to renew. Books which are unavailable at the time can be reserved and notification of availability is given via form tutors.
Homework Club is run in the LRC everyday 3-4pm and Tuesday and Thursday mornings 8.05-8.35am.
Newspapers & magazines
In the LRC you will find copies of the i newspaper, The Accrington Observer,
First News and a selection of special interest and hobby magazines.
Have you ever finished a book and thought ” I’d like to read more by that author”?…….
Roald Dahl | Jacqueline Wilson | R.L.Stine | J.K.Rowling | Lemony Snicket
Matt Groening | Cathy Hopkins | Meg Cabot | Jean Ure | Michael Morpurgo
Darren Shan | Jamila Gavin | Chris Ryan | Anthony Horowitz | Eoin Colfer | Cornelia Funke
Christopher Paolini | Terry Pratchett | C.S. Lewis | J.R. Tolkien
Fantastic savings can be made by ordering your books from the Scholastic C2C catalogues available in the LRC. Produced five times a year, these colourful catalogues offer popular books at low, low prices. From young people to adults, there is something for everyone.
You only order what you want… with no further obligation to buy. Everytime you place an order through school we receive free books for the LRC. Catalogues are available from the LRC or the English department. Complete the order form at the back of the catalogue, return to Mrs Ainsworth in the LRC together with a cheque for the full amount, payable to ‘Scholastic Ltd’. Delivery is free when there is a school order open. At any other time orders can be placed, however, postage charge may apply and books will be delivered to home address.
Anyone can join the library and it’s free! Join online here. You can borrow up to 20 items; you can choose from picture books, story tapes, story books and information books.They are all free to borrow. Some libraries have videos, music, CD-Roms and DVDs which you can borrow for a small charge. You can keep books for 3 weeks and 1 week for the rest. Books can be borrowed from any Lancashire Library and returned to any Lancashire Library.
- The library is a really good place to do your homework.
- All libraries have internet access
- You can reserve any item free on a junior ticket.
- Accrington Library has a fabulous Local Studies section upstairs.
- Lancashire Library members have online access to many reference resources.
- There are also Holiday Activities, Reading Clubs, Special Events and Storytimes for Younger Children
Visit the Lancashire Libraries Website here
Read to Succeed
As part of our commitment to raising literacy levels and promoting reading for pleasure, our pupils have access to many of the latest fiction and non-fiction books in the Learning Resource Centre.
Book Buzz’s goal is to encourage and support reading for pleasure by subsiding the cost of a free book for every Year 7 pupil in England from a list of 17 specially selected titles. Pupils choose their books in September. The booklists, games and related competitions can all be found online at www.bookbuzz.org.uk.
Open Evening book raffle winners
Male winner: from Mount Pleasant Primary School, Clayton Le Moors – Z-Rex by Steve Cole
Female winner: from St Anne’s & St. Joseph’s R.C. Primary School – Frankie Foster by Jean Ure