Regents Park Community College Library
Bursting with irresistible reads, packed full of reference books and equipped with IT facilities
The library is situated in the heart of the school on the ground floor. It is a light, bright and comfortable place in which to work and read, with tables, chairs and soft furnishing! There are also 23 computers which students can use outside of lesson times.
The library is open before school at 8.15am, during both breaks and after school until 4.00pm Monday-Thursday (3.45pm Friday). Help can be given with homework if a student requires it.
In conjunction with the English department the library runs the Accelerated Reading Programme and there is a wide choice of marked reading level books. The quizzes can be taken on the library computers at any time during the day.
The library also runs competitions with prizes and is the venue for visiting school reading sessions. BBC News report is broadcast from the library every year.
Numerous displays and topical exhibitions can also be seen during the school academic year.
Readily available are current magazines in a variety of subjects. Popular choices are Elle, Xbox one, Top Gear and Match of the Day. The magazine titles change yearly to reflect interests and support learning.
The library has a large range of resources, mostly available for loan. The non-fiction titles are kept up to date and reflect the subjects taught. Also found in the library are popular reference books such as the Guinness Book of Records. However most of the library stock is made up of fiction titles with a massive range of books to suit all ages, tastes and reading abilities. These vary from classics such as Pride and Prejudice to the popular Darren Shan Zom-B series. New books are always being purchased and students’ requests make up most of the stock. DVDs can also be borrowed.
Students can also take part in the smooth running of the library by volunteering to become student librarians. As well as playing an important role, being a school librarian has its perks too: these keen readers get the first pick of new books!