School Library Service 2020

During Lockdown periods when school is open for vulnerable students:

As during non-lock down periods during the pandemic students can still borrow books on a request and delivery service basis.

The librarian has curated a number of free online resources for each school subject as well as resources and information to satisfy students interests in reading and writing.

The Library Newsletter Shelf Aware - highlights a range of resources and ideas that the school libraries offer, sign post and promote.

When the school is open:

The Sixth Form Library is open to students and staff but operating slightly differently. There is a one way system in place and students are asked not to move chairs and to wipe down their work areas when they leave. Journals and magazines may be read in the library and books may be borrowed but students are only allowed to browse and NOT not touch items on shelves. They need to ask a member of staff to retrieve what they want from shelves, after use all items are quarantined and wiped before being made available again.

The Main School Library is currently closed to student use but books can still be borrowed.

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 that have been borrowed since the first lockdown, or that are overdue. Please ensure books come back to school when you attend.

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 offer an alternative.

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.