Welcome to Belvidere School Library...The library is a place for you to enjoy. It’s a safe, relaxed and friendly environment for all students. All year groups are welcome to come to the library at break and lunchtime for quiet study, revision or homework – or just to read! The Librarian and Library Assistants are happy to assist with helping you find resources or with homework queries.
Library LessonsAs part of your KS3 English lessons, you will visit the library every other week to choose a book to read. These are your ‘Library Lessons’.
You may borrow one or two books for up to two weeks at a time. If you’re still reading your books after that, you can renew your books again to carry on reading!
Please make sure you return your school library books on time!
What’s in the library? More than just books!The library has undergone a significant change in the last few months. Following feedback from students, our FICTION section (story books) has been reorganised by GENRE (e.g. Realistic Fiction, Spinechillers, Fantasy, Dystopian Fiction, Laugh Out Loud and more!) and incorporates a wide range of texts, including novels, short stories, graphic novels and Young Adult reads within each genre.
Our NON-FICTION (factual) section has also had a thorough overhaul, with sections now identified by colour band rather than the Dewey system.
Magazines and newspapers can be found throughout both the FICTION and NON-FICTION sections, according to their genre/topic, for instance, ‘Doctor Who Magazine’ can be found under Science Fiction.
AUTOBIOGRAPHIES are in the NON-FICTION section that their subject relates to, e.g. Jo Pavey and Chris Froome are in the SPORTs section, Roald Dahl is under LITERATURE etc. This will hopefully help students to choose a wider range of books rather than just those they would usually go for!
Our WELLBEING and LIFE sections are new to Belvidere School and have a wealth of information for students and staff alike, from learning about mental health issues to student life hacks, health and nutrition, first aid, driving theory practice and more – there’s something for everyone.
Our STUDY and CAREER sections are a fantastic new resource in the Library and offer a range of study skills books, CGP revision books, information about careers and case studies of successful businessmen and businesswomen.
We are now recruiting for Year 7 and Year 8 Trainee Library Assistants! To sign up for a trial, come to the library at Tutor Time, Break or Lunchtime and talk to the Library Team to find out more.