The Sweyne Park School

Library

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 Victoria Schwab

CITY OF GHOSTS

“Ever since Cass almost drowned (okay, she did drown, but she doesn’t like to think about it), she can pull back the Veil that separates the living from the dead . . . and enter the world of spirits. Her best friend is even a ghost. So things are already pretty strange. But they’re about to get much stranger. When Cass’s parents start hosting a TV show about the world’s most haunted places, the family heads off to Edinburgh, Scotland.

Here, graveyards, castles, and secret passageways teem with restless phantoms. And when Cass meets a girl who shares her “gift,” she realizes how much she still has to learn about the Veil — and herself.
And she’ll have to learn fast. The city of ghosts is More dangerous than she ever imagined.”

A spooky story – perfect for Hallowe’en!

One of the free Bookbuzz choices for Year 7

By John Boyne

The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas

This book follows the extraordinary story of nine year-old Bruno and how he ends up at a fence. To reveal anymore would ruin the plot, but this is a remarkable and memorable story.

The Most Loaned Book 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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