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Highdown School
and Sixth Form Centre

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Opening Times

Monday: 8.35am - 4.30pm

Tuesday: 8.35am - 4.30pm

Wednesday: 8.35am - 4.30pm

Thursday: 8.35am - 4.30pm

Friday: 8.35am - 4.00pm

Library Catalogue

If you want to search the library catalogue or access your library account log onto Eclipse .  

(Google Chrome does not’t allow Silverlight which is necessary for Eclipse to run but most other browsers such as Internet Explorer will). 

 

Borrowing Resources                   

  • Loan period is 14 days
  • Maximum number of items per student is 4
  • Fine Rate for overdue items is 2p per book per day up to a maximum of £1 per book
  • All books on loan must be issued from and returned to library desk.
  • Books may be renewed but must be brought to library to do this.
  • Books may be reserved at the library desk or through your library account.
  • Any suggestions for books and other materials you would like to see in the library can be put in the Library Request Book.

What’s in the library?

The FICTION collection aims to satisfy all readers from year 7 – year 13 and there is a modern adult collection as well as the usual classics. Following book awards such as the Carnegie Medal and the Red House Children’s Book Award, for which we are a testing group, keeps the collection up to date.

AUDIO BOOKS are available on the same terms as the text versions. These are mainly on CD but we can also offer some on MP3.

There is large collection of NON-FICTION books to help with homework, research project and for general interest.

MAGAZINES – popular titles such as Match and Shout as well as more serious periodicals, such as Philip Allan Subject Reviews, to enhance learning

The CAREERS section has a comprehensive set of books on working in all the different job groups as well as titles that give information to help students choose the best course and university.

Online Resources

The Day is a daily online news service which gives balanced articles specifically written for schools. Each article includes links and activities to aid and extend learning. www.theday.co.uk  Highdownschool Password: theday

Complete Issues is a fantastic resource for any subject dealing with current issues and includes statistics as well as articles. www.completeissues.co.uk Username: Highdown Password: Resources

Scholastic Book Club

Visit the Scholastic website to choose from an exciting selection of new and classic books where you can select, order and pay for books online. If preferred students can collect a book club leaflet from the library to make a paper order and pay with cash. Every order contributes to free books for the school library. If you have any queries please contact Mrs Tull in the library.

Eclipse

If you want to search the library catalogue or access your library account log onto Eclipse .

(NB Google Chrome does not’t allow Silverlight which is necessary for Eclipse to run but most other browsers such as Internet Explorer will). 

 

Or download the iMLS apphttp://cdn.marketplaceimages.windowsphone.com/v8/images/09bc0757-b227-4226-afdd-96d0a4ea6614?imageType=ws_icon_large free from all good app providers

With iMLS students can ...

  • Search your library resources
  • View the latest and most popular books
  • Write and record video reviews
  • Check in on the latest news from the library
  • Check their library account
  • View recommended reads using Who Next
  • Request books for the school to purchase