The library is a bustling, vibrant place, open all day from 8am until 5pm, with a short break for afternoon registration. We’re open for classes to come in and do research and reading throughout the day, and also before school, every break, lunch time and after school, for students to read, work, collaborate on projects and home learning, or just to relax. Do pop in and say hello!
Our fiction collection is varied and exciting, with new titles being added all the time to keep our readers interested. We stock children’s fiction, young adult titles, adult books, many graphic novels and an ever-increasing selection of manga. Among the collections there are quick reads and shorter books aimed at encouraging less enthusiastic readers. Our friendly, knowledgeable staff are always on hand to make recommendations and reading suggestions, or simply to help you find the book you’re looking for.
The non-fiction collection offers a wide range of materials such as books, DVDs, newspapers and online resources for research and for interest, with all subjects and abilities catered for. There are also ten netbooks for loan to staff and students, and four iPads for use in the library, and for staff to borrow on single lesson loans. There are 20 computers available for student use, most of which are set up for paired or group work. These can be booked for break and lunchtime use.
Our library catalogue is easy to use and can be accessed from any internet connection, so please have a search and see if we have what you need. If we don’t, let us know!
We’re committed to supporting independent learning throughout the school and have specialist knowledge in information literacy, research and study skills.
Activities and events are held throughout the year, including NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month), the Christmas song sing-a-long, Harry Potter Book Night Party, 24hr Readathon, reading challenges and book award shadowing. Our regular clubs include Craft Club on Tuesday lunchtimes, Nerdfighters during Wednesday lunch and Comics’ Club with Miss Taylor after school on Wednesdays. The library is also the home base for Project Rainbow, our LGBT+ group.
We’re very active online, so please follow us on Twitter, @RPS_Library.
Books & Book Reviews
- Achuka Children’s Books : Book reviews and news
- Guardian Unlimited : Book reviews for all age groups
- Guys Lit Wire: books to encourage boys’ reading
- Teen Reads
- Reading Matters : Teenage book reviews
- Young Booktrust