With its high vaulted ceiling, the library provides a calm, quiet atmosphere where pupils can work with no interruption, read, revise or just relax with a magazine or newspaper. It is also a focal point for visitors to the school.
The Library holds some 15,000 books including fiction, non-fiction, reference books, DVDs, CDs and audio books. In addition, it has a large selection of magazines and newspapers as well as several computers with internet access.
The library is open from 8:00-5:45 and is staffed during these times by a full time librarian. Pupils are encouraged to use the library throughout the day and the Sixth Form use the facilities for private study. Pupils in the First Form have library lessons with their English teachers when they are taught how to use the Dewey classification system and how to access the library catalogue.
Stock is upgraded regularly after consultation with staff and pupils and book suggestions are most welcome. Pupils are encouraged to write their own short reviews of books and these are displayed around the library.