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Highdown School
and Sixth Form Centre

Opening Times

Monday: 8.40am - 4.00pm

Tuesday: 8.30am - 4.00pm

Wednesday: 8.30am - 4.00pm

Thursday: 8.30am - 4.00pm

Friday: 8.30am - 3.30pm

Library Catalogue

If you want to search the library catalogue or access your library account log on using the link below:  

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 – Lots of periodicals, such as Philip Allan Subject Reviews, Ingenia, Society Now and Planet Earth 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

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