Library

At the beginning of the 2022-2023 academic year, our sixth form and main school libraries merged and moved into a new home in our great new school building. The new library holds a wide range of fiction and non-fiction books magazines, and other resources, with suitable level material available for all ages. Our Librarian Mr. Waters manages the library collection and is available throughout the day for students to ask for advice on finding resources.

Fiction books

Our fiction books are grouped into collections:

  • Accelerated Reader fiction (Key Stages 3 & 4)
  • Accelerated Reader quick reads (Key Stages 3 & 4)
  • Fiction without Accelerated Reader quizzes (Key Stages 3 & 4)
  • Short story anthologies
  • Sixth Form Fiction (Key Stage 5 and staff)

Fiction books are loaned out for 3 weeks at a time, with an option to renew.

Non-Fiction books

Our non -fiction books for all key stages are grouped together in subject order, using the Dewey Decimal system.
Fiction books are loaned out for 3 weeks at a time, with an option to renew.

Journals

We subscribe to a range of newspapers and magazines which are all available to borrow (for seven days). We currently subscribe to:

BBC History, BBC Science Focus, BBC Wildlife, First News, FourFourTwo, Geographical, How it Works, iNewspaper, National Geographic, National Geographic Kids, National Geographic Traveller, Royal Academy of Arts Magazine, The Economist, The Week, Total Film, and Uncut.

Of particular interest to A-Level students, we also subscribe to:

Biological Sciences Review, Geography Review, Law Review, Modern History Review, RS Review, P.E. Review, Politics Review, Sociology Review, Media Magazine, and English Magazine.

Computers

There are 13 Pcs available at all times, plus we have a class set of Windows netbooks for use during lessons.

Library web app

Our school library management system is called Accessit. As well as allowing library staff and teachers to promote lots of great resources via dashboards and our great library collection via our online catalogue, staff and students can also access their own library records to check when their books are due back and renew them if they need to. They can also add interests to receive notifications when books they might like are added to the catalogue. There are an increasing number of external online resources that the students can access via the web app.

The Accessit web app is available online, on any computer – simply visit the web address: https://uk.accessit.online/thw09

Students can also download a phone app – for more information, please contact the library.

Library opening times

Monday 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Tuesday 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Thursday 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Friday 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Contact the library:

Email: library@woodroffe.dorset.sch.uk