The Academy has over 5000 fiction and non-fiction books available for loan to students managed by the Eclipse data base library system. Student librarians are trained to operate this system and assist students at break and lunchtime whilst on duty. Two books, or more by arrangement, may be borrowed by students or staff for a period of two weeks at a time. A search star touch screen is available to help students locate the most suitable books for their needs.
We are proud to participate in the ‘Bookbuzz’ programme offered by the Book Trust in association with the government which provides all year seven students with a free book to encourage reading.
World Book Day is celebrated in the academy every year and activities include a ‘Drop Everything and Read’ session when the whole of the Academy can be found reading.
The centre is also available for meetings by prior arrangement.