The Library offers a welcoming environment for pupils to read, study, get help with homework or look for university and college courses. There are over 11,000 fiction and non-fiction books (and growing) for pupils to borrow as well as a selection of reference books that can be used in school.
There are 20 PCs available which classes often book. They are also available for use during lunch and after school if pupils have homework to complete. The library subscribes to Issues Online which allows pupils to get access to hundreds of Issues articles covering a wide range of topics, which is extremely useful for discursive essays. As well as online access there are printed editions too. SCRAN is another online resource available to pupils, which provides access to thousands of digital images and videos (360,000).
There are often displays in the library to show art work or writing that pupils have done. There is a ‘New Book’ wall inform pupils of new titles available in the library, as well as book reviews done by pupils to recommend their favourite book or author.
In the last year we have invited several authors to the school, including Sam Wilding, J.A Henderson and Alan Bissett. These proved extremely popular with the pupils resulting in them buying or borrowing copies of the book. As well as inviting authors to the school we also recently took pupils to the Edinburgh Book Festival where they got the opportunity to see Celia Rees, Theresa Breslin, Julie Bertagna, Keith Gray and Karen Campbell.