AccessIT- our library catalogue online
Our school library system can be accessed online at home.
This allows pupils and parents to reserve books, see what has been borrowed and view the library catalogue. You can also see the most popular books in stock at the moment.
The library catalogue includes thousands of books as well as many thousands of approved websites.
Click here to visit our library online (allow some time for the website to download!)
To log in you will need your barcode number and password. Your password has been sent to you with your library card. If you forget your password, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. It can several days for your password to be reset.
The children can visit the library once a week to change or renew their books. Once the pandemic has passed. the library is usually open each day, just after lunchtime.
Lost and damaged books
It's really important that our books are looked after whilst in your care. Please keep them in a safe place, away from younger siblings, liquids and pets! Lost and damaged books are chargeable, the finance office can arrange an invoice when a book cannot be located or has been damaged at home.
We love to hear about your child's favourite books
If there is a particular author that we do not stock please let us know. As long as the book is approved, we will do all we can to purchase it, we love to have the latest and best books in stock. We regularly review the various children's book awards and the top-selling books in Waterstones and WH Smith's and purchase them for the library.
We have a programme of renewal or removal for some of our older texts, please bear with us as we restock the library. We have many books from the Merton School Library Service, we purchased stock of over one thousand books when their library service closed down - you may therefore see Merton Library Service stickers and stamps in our library books.
Popular authors and encouraging wider reading.
It's natural for a child to fall in love with an author and read every single book within a series. At times we try to encourage the children to read more challenging texts, quite often a pattern of reading develops within a year group, we then need to move the children on. When this happens, we temporarily remove books from the shelves, this enables us to prompt the children to find different authors and widen their reading experience.
Reading Lists for Year Groups
Please check out the Learning Labs for more information about recommended reads for each year group.
We love this work on recommended books with certain genres, based on the Doug Lemov approach. Click here for the 5 reading plagues.