Library

Careers and Library Assistant: Miss A Clackson

Opening Times
Monday to Thursday: 08.15 – 16:00
Friday: 08.15 – 15:30

Key Stage 3 & 4 (Years 7-11)

Welcome to Saint Gregory’s Reading Room! We have a wonderful light and airy space for students to use throughout the school day, whether it’s to catch up on some work, have a quiet space to sit, or get lost in a book!

What resources does the Reading Room have?

  • Books. We have a wonderful range of fiction, graphic novels and manga available for you to borrow. We also have a few non-fiction books for you to browse but most of these can be found with their related departments.
  • DVD’s. We have a good selection of DVDs in the Reading Room for you to borrow.
  • Careers Section This section is full of useful resources for further education and employment, including all prospectuses
  • Study Space Plenty of work space.
  • Librarians! The Librarian and Library Assistants (spot them by their badge) are here to help, just ask! We love to talk all things book!

We have a wonderful selection of fiction in the Reading Room for students to browse and borrow, including manga, graphic novels, and both long and short reads. In addition to our reading space and selection we run various competitions and activities throughout the year. Why don’t you pop in to find out more and discover something new?

If you are ever in need of a recommendation or are struggling to decide what to read, come and chat to Miss Clackson, who will try her best to find you something to enjoy. As Lemony Snicket (author of The Series of Unfortunate Events) states: ‘there are many types of book in the world, which makes good sense, because there are many types of people and everybody wants to read something different!’

Our Guide to the Reading Room will provide all of the information you need to using this amazing facility.

Reading Cloud

At Saint Gregory’s we use a system called Reading Cloud. Each student has access to this site with their own personal username and password which allows them to view out catalogue, reserve books, write reviews and create their own reading lists.

For more information about how to use the website and the different things you can do please see the document and links below.

Reading Cloud GuideAccess Reading Cloud

Key Stage 5 (Years 12-13)

Sixth form Learning Resource Centre

The Sixth Form Learning Resource Centre (LRC) is a dedicated space for sixth formers only and is situated in the Gateway building. The LRC is open from 8.30-5.30 Monday to Friday.

We stock a variety of resources including all key texts, non-fiction, fiction, newspapers, journals and DVDS. We also have online resources.

Sixth formers are allowed to borrow up to six items including back issues of journals. Most key texts are short loan, overnight or reference. Sixth formers may also borrow from the main school library.

The LRC houses all Careers and University information.

There are 16 computers in the LRC, laptop points and Wi-Fi accessibility. There is also a printer, scanner and photocopier.

We have leaflets about Using the LRC, Referencing and Researching Your Work at the desk.


Additional Resources

We have compiled a list of websites and online tools that may assist you with your studies:

Useful ResourcesSubject Resources