George Orwell Library

Named after one of Suffolk’s most famous authors, the George Orwell Library is situated at the heart of the school. It offers a very well stocked fiction, non-fiction and reference section as well as twenty computers. There are also newspapers and magazines.

All library facilities are available for students to use throughout the school day. On certain days activities such as chess, origami and calligraphy are welcomed.

Mission Statement

The library aims to

  • Provide support to students and staff
  • Support all areas of the curriculum
  • Give guidance on the selection of fiction, non-fiction and the location of information
  • Provide a pleasant and safe learning environment
  • Encourage independent learning
  • Endeavour to answer questions put to us or to provide a route to the answer

Library Staff

  • Mrs Damien Waite – Library Manager
  • Mrs Rachel Lee – Librarian

Contact Details

Opening Times

  • Monday to Thursday: 8.30am – 4.00pm
  • Friday: 8.30am – 3.30pm

The library is open at break and lunchtimes for reading, homework, research and book exchange.

Code of Conduct

Library Code of Practice

  • Use the library appropriately at all times.
  • Chatting, loud behaviour or other non-library related activities are not acceptable.
  • Please do not bring food or drink into the library (with the exception of water).
  • Please treat the library and other students with respect.

Computer Code of Practice

The library computers are available to all students for school work or research. They can be reserved for classes or can be used by individuals with permission from  a member of staff.
Please note, the library computers are never used for gaming.

Online Resources

Do you have a Suffolk Library Card?

If not, simply go to any library in Suffolk and ask to join. If you do, by simply using your library card number you can access a whole range of online resources. Search for ‘Suffolk Reference Direct’ and you will be taken to a page where you can access a huge range of useful information:

  • Britannica Online
  • Credo Reference  (over 500 well known books and encyclopaedias)
  • Gale Virtual Reference Library  (online reference books, periodicals and newspapers)
  • Oxford English Dictionary (a constantly updated dictionary and history of the English language)
  • Oxford Reference (major reference books from O.U.P.)
  • Who’s Who? and Who Was Who?
  • Oxford Art online and Oxford Music online
  • 19th Century British Newspapers
  • The Times Digital Archive (the entire Times Newspaper, newly upgraded  1785—2006

and much, much more. All you need is your library card number.

Plagiarism

Plagiarism is the act of presenting another’s work or ideas as your own.

If you copy something you must say so. Give the name and details of any book title or web page from which you use information or ideas.

Online Library

Click here for the academy’s online library

Mobile App

IMLS

You can use eclipse.net anywhere, not just in school, as long as you have access to WiFi. Download the app!

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