Other resources include periodicals and DVDS and we have a variety of subscriptions to both print and digital resources to support students at school and with homework. Sixth form students are also supported in their research through a subscription to the London Library containing over one million books and periodicals, dating from 1700 to the present day, almost all of which can be borrowed.

The library keeps its resources regularly updated. 16 networked computers are available on the upper level. This pleasant and spacious environment not only celebrates national events such as Book Week and World Book Day but is also home to students’ work in cross-curricular displays. Book clubs regularly meet in the library for different year groups; timings of lunchtime meetings are communicated via registration.

The library staff are always on hand to help and respond to individual requests and the Librarian is pleased to arrange author visits, clubs, promotional trips, quizzes and competitions, as well as offer induction sessions and information literacy through Skills for Life lessons. Library lessons are also booked by subject teachers to facilitate research and wider reading; the English Department brings KS3 classes to the library on a regular basis to encourage reading for pleasure and to work on reading projects such as The Fiction 40 Reading Challenge in UIII.

Recent author visits have included Paul Twivy, author of teen novel, Hallowed Ground; Jess Butterworth, author of several young adult adventure stories, and Joanna Jolly, an Abbey alumna, who discussed her successful career in journalism and published non-fiction, Red River Girl.
In order to foster intellectual curiosity, reading lists are available on the library catalogue which may be accessed via the networked computers in school, via Google Classroom or by visiting the library. Log-in details for subscriptions and new resources are also available when working remotely.

Email: library@theabbey.co.uk