The Sweyne Park School


Our Library

Our library has over 13,000 resources. Equipped with over 30 computers, several newspapers, magazines and of course thousands of books. It is host to author events, competitions, promotions, discussion groups as well as friendly and helpful advice.

It is also where you will likely find, Mrs. Waghorn our Librarian.

The purpose of our library is to not only create a lifelong passion for reading but also to help our pupils become independent learners able to find, interpret and transform information themselves, a skillset they will use throughout their lives.

Reading Groups

Years 7 & 8 – Thursday during Tutor time (morning).
Years 9 & 10 – Friday during Tutor time (morning).

Library Opening Times

Our Library is open at the following times:
Day of the Week Opening Time
Monday 07:45 – 16:00
Tuesday 07:45 – 16:00
Wednesday 07:45 – 16:00
Thursday 07:45 – 16:00
Friday 07:45 – 16:00
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Our Top Picks
Book of the Week
Book of the Term
Book of the Year

Our Book Reviews

Books come in all shapes and sizes and not all books are good or new for that matter. So if you aren’t sure about what to read next, why not take a look at our top picks which we have carefully chosen with you in mind. We’ve selected our top picks for the week, term and year.

by Lisa Williamson (YA)


“There are three sides to every story… It’s GCSE results day.
Frankie’s best friend, Jojo, is missing. A baby has been stolen. And more than one person has been lying.
Frankie’s determined to find out the truth and her ex-boyfriend Ram is the only person who can help her. But they’re both in for a shock…”

A brilliant and gripping read with believable characters.


Lisa Williamson was in school in January 2020, speaking with current Year 9.

By Jennifer Killick


“Who is the mysterious bloodstained man who stops their coach?
Why is no one around when Lance and the rest of Year Six arrive at the brand new Crater Lake activity centre?
But this is just the beginning of the school trip from hell; a fight for survival that sees five pupils band together to save their classmates from an alien fate far worse than death.
But whatever happens, they must Never. Ever. Fall asleep!”

The perfect mix of horror, sci-fi, adventure and humour; a highly entertaining read!

The most popular book loaned this term!

By Lindsay Galvin

The Secret Deep

When Aster wakes alone on a tropical island, she has no idea what has happened, why she is there, or where to find her younger sister Poppy. Meanwhile, Sam, who once met the sisters on a plane, makes links between the mystery of their disappearance and suspicious happenings in his own life. In a stunning dual narrative, the truth unravels with devastating effect – and the answer lies in the secret underwater world surrounding the desert island, populated by the beautiful and the impossible…

The Most Loaned Book 2018/2019!

Quick Downloads

Download Year 7 Good Reads

Download Year 8 Good Reads

Download Year 9 Good Reads

Where in the Library?

Below is a plan of the library, with areas marked, such as Fiction and Non-Fiction. Sixth form books can be identified among the shelves by a circular yellow sticker on the spine in the main school library. You can access the Library catalogue by clicking on the righthand yellow SPS Library link, or via the yellow SPS Library link located in your SPS Net Centre.

SPS Library

Access the SPS Online Library here.

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