students and staff at Oakwood Park Grammar School are members of the
Library. By borrowing books and materials they agree to return the books
on time and in good condition.
Years 7 - 11 students may use the Library at morning break, 10.50am - 11.10am and lunchtime 1.10pm - 1.50pm.
Using the Library
are asked to respect the right of others requiring to use the Library
as a silent study area . Please enter the library quietly, without
talking and behave sensibly in the Library so as not to disrupt other
students. The Librarian is available to help with research enquiries and
finding books. Please ask if help is needed.
7 students receive a library induction lesson in conjunction with the
English Department. This will provide an opportunity for new students to
find out how to use the library and how to borrow books. Time is
provided to explore the range of fiction books available for personal
There is limited seating available.
To assist students with their choice of fiction books the following suggested reading lists are available from the Librarian:
• Years 7 and 8 Reading Themes ( lists by genre )
• "Easy Reads" " Prize Winners" "Books to Films"
• Year 9 Recommended Reading
• Young Adult Reading for Key Stage 4
Library resources are managed with a computerised system, "Eclipse", supplied by Micro Librarian Systems Ltd. www.microlib.co.uk
All resource items are identified by a barcoded label and recorded in
the library catalogue. Library users have their own borrower number
accessed by barcode.
are allowed to borrow up to 4 books for a maximum of 3 weeks. Books may
be renewed for a further 3 weeks provided that there are no
reservations made on the items. A few items are available on a 3 day
issue basis only. Reference books are for use only in the library.
student or member of staff is responsible for books or materials issued
to them. If an item is lost or damaged, the borrower will be asked for a
contribution towards the cost of replacement.
Overdue Library Books
are expected to check when the items they have borrowed are due back.
Reminder notes are issued periodically through tutor groups. Overdue
items will incur a fine of 5p per item per day with allowances made for
holidays and absence at the discretion of the Librarian.
Library users can make reservations for items out on loan.
are catalogued using the Dewey Decimal System but is adapted to suit
the curriculum as taught in the school. Resources are suggested by staff
and students. The Librarian ensures there is a well balanced selection
of up to date resources within the budget available.
Resources : (Dec 2013)
Orange stickers on book spines indicate resources more suitable for Years 7 and 8
New Scientist, Geographical, L'Express, Focus, Computer Active.
Flipside, ETC, Deutschland,