The Library is open at 8.30 every morning and remains open for one hour after school Monday to Thursday. Students can make use of this quiet atmosphere to work on coursework, homework or other research.
The Library contains a variety of fiction and non-fiction books, a selection of magazines and a reference section, all geared towards reflecting both the curricular and non-curricular needs of the school community. Other facilities include a stationery shop, talking book collection, as well as computers for students to use throughout the day. Annexed to the Library is a suite of computers and an interactive whiteboard.
Parents: Looking for books to suggest for your child?
Students: Need ideas for what to read next?
Click on this link to visit the BOOKFINDER, created by the BookTrust
BookTrust is a charity dedicated to inspiring a love of reading and Bookfinder consists of 13 genres from which to choose. Within each genre there are several books; most of them are available in our school library and in the top right corner, the age group can be changed as well. New books are always being added; students should fee free to make requests if they can’t find the book they are looking for.
Eclipse.net (the Library Management System) is web hosted, thereby allowing students access away from school. Eclipse.net includes all books available in the library, as well as websites. Eclipse.net
The iMLS app allows students, parents and staff to access the school library from a mobile phone or tablet.
The front page of Eclipse.net is shown here. This user-friendly platform provides a unique range of search options designed to assist with pupils’ academic studies. It showcases resources available on-site, especially books, but also thousands of informative (pre-approved) websites. LINKS can be found in the blue menu bar near the top of the page – COMPLETE ISSUES, the 24 HOUR LIBRARY, the SWINDON ADVERTISER, and more resources can be found here. In year 7 pupils set up their own Eclipse account (library staff can help with any questions). Remember: KNOWLEDGE is POWER, and never before have students had so much knowledge, right at their fingertips!
Complete Issues HWS now has an on-site license to Complete Issues, allowing students access to up-to-date articles, statistics, opinions and contacts. To Login, username: HWSresearch password: thevoice. This website includes issues of Essential Articles, Fact Files and Key Organisations also found on the shelves.
Magazines: We have a wide range of magazines available in the Library including BBC Wildlife, Four Four Two, National Geographic Kids, Top Gear, GamesTM, Shout, Horrible Histories and How It Works which includes contributions from the Natural History Museum, Science Museum, DK Books and NASA.
We also subscribe to the iPaper.
Swindon Youth Festival of Literature 2019
As part of the SYFL 2019, year 7 and 8 spent time with Author Dave Cousins, year 7 also met Performance Poet Ash Dickinson, year 9 pupils are travelled to the Wyvern to see Annabel Pitcher (author of My sister lives on the mantelpiece) and finally 6 students from years 7, 8 or 9 took part in the annual Book Quiz.
Riveting Read 2018For the past 15 years, students from Dorcan, Kingsdown and Warneford have read the 5 Riveting Read books, chosen by the library managers. On Wednesday 27th June, students from all 3 schools spent the afternoon in our Warneford library discussing the books, sharing opinions, and voting on their favourite.
Books chosen: Saint Death, The Hate U Give, Welcome to Nowhere, Cell 7, We Come Apart
Please click on the link to view the article published in the Swindon Advertiser www.swindonadvertiser.co.uk/news