School Library Service September 2020

The Sixth Form Library is open but is operating slightly differently we have a one way system in place and students are asked not to move chairs and to wipe down their work areas when they leave - books and journals are only to be retrieved from shelves by library staff to minimise handling, they are then quarantined on their return.

The Main School Library is currently closed to student use but there is still a service for students and staff to use.

Library Staff are available to lend books and help with research queries – they can be contacted via email library@sphs.uk.com for requests for help or for request for a book to borrow, alternatively students can use the request form and place in their form Library Box,

We would love to have books back that were loaned out last year. The library is running an amnesty on returns until the end of September for students to return their books – this can be done via the Library box in form rooms.

Returned books will be checked for condition, and quarantined for 72 hours before becoming available for loan again, loan requests will have 3 day turn around.

Unfortunately the school library catalogue can’t be accessed outside of the school system, if we receive a request for a specific title that we don’t have we will consider buying it, and will offer an alternative if a student wishes.

The library also has a number of online resources which students can access from home or school, these included Encyclopaedia Britannica and a number of e-book titles.