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School Library

School Library

The School Library is housed in the Main Block and contains thousands of educational books as well as works of fiction. There are also a bank of computers and laptops that students can use during break, lunch and after school until 4pm for research or homework. During lesson time it hosts a variety of different subject classes which require access to the books or computers.

RES Library

All students have computer access to the Library catalogue via the RES home page, where they can search for books, check their own current loans and even write book reviews. Click the link for a suggested Year 6/7 reading list.

The Library runs many special events and competitions during the year around themes related to Roald Dahl Day, World Book Day, Comic Relief and current events. Homework club meets in the Library after school from Tuesday to Friday each week.

The Library desk is manned by student Library assistants from Years 7-11; new students are welcome to apply for this job.

As well as lending books, the Library sells birthday cards, discounted books from the Scholastic Cover to Cover brochures and essential stationery - pens, rulers etc. Students may also borrow chess sets to play with here during break and lunch.

Borrowing Books

You can borrow up to 3 books at a time.

You can keep them for up to 2 weeks.

You can renew a book before it is due back.

You can reserve books by asking at the desk.

Important: If you keep a books longer than 2 weeks, without renewing them, it will cost you a fine of 2p per day for each book. You may not renew overdue books or borrow others before paying any outstanding fine.

The Library is open from 8.30am and closes at 4pm


Library Carnegie Group

The CILIP Carnegie Medal is the most prestigious prize awarded annually for the best book for teenagers/children. Young people take part in the scheme by ‘shadowing’ the official judges’ reading and voting. RES has participated in Shadowing since 2002. Our Carnegie reading panel has members of all abilities, drawn from Years 7, 8, 9 and 10. All our readers are volunteers, and membership of the panel is very popular, because of the quality of both the books and the free biscuits! We also enjoy getting to discuss books with people from other years and houses that we would otherwise not have met before. Students who have participated in Shadowing are then invited to join the Library Student Books Committee which meets throughout the year and recommends new books for purchase.

To visit the RES Carnegie page and read book reviews etc, please click on the logo

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