Half Term: Monday 26 – Friday 30 October.
All pupils and students to return on Monday 2 November.
Why is reading so important?
We are passionate about reading here at University of Birmingham School. We have a well-resourced library open at break and lunch times, where you can borrow books, sit and read and complete your homework.
In everything you do, you need to be able to read. The more you can read, the more of the world you can access. It is through reading that you learn about the world we live in: about other cultures and places, people and what they have done, events both past and present. Books open up different worlds to us; places we simply cannot visit.
Monday 08:00 – 16:15
Tuesday 08:00 – 16:15
Wednesday 08:00 – 16:15
Thursday 08:00 – 16:15
Friday 08:00 – 15:00
The library is CLOSED for lunch 13.25 – 13.55
Message from Mrs Middleton
What can you find in the Library?
A place to find your next great read!
The majority of our ‘story’ books are organized A-Z by author surname and are a mixture of genres (funny, scary, adventure and so on). We also have a great selection of manga and graphic novels, classics and quick, accessible reads as well as adult fiction. There should be something for everyone!
Non Fiction Books
Our non-fiction books will introduce you to, and help you read around, academic subjects from Art through to R.S. They’re a mixture of fun, accessible reads and more scholarly texts to support study. We have a large reference section as well as plenty of books on popular topics like gaming, sport and cookery.
A place to study and relax
We offer a calm, quiet space away from the hubbub of the main school to come talk about books, settle down to some revision, use our I-pads for homework or research or simply sit on a comfy sofa and read your book! We also stock the main subject text books and revision guides for GSCE and A-level.
A place to stay informed
We have a daily copy of the Times and The Guardian delivered to help keep you up-to-date with what’s going on in the world as well as a range of academic journals such as Science Focus. Or you can just relax with Top Gear, Match or Shout magazine.
You can find an electronic catalogue of all the books we have in the library on the school’s Reading Cloud. Once logged in you can browse the books, look through Reading Lists, watch author videos, start your own blog or even upload your own book reviews (and earn yourself a GREEN stamp).
Sora Reading App
We also have an extensive collection of e-books that you can access through the Sora Reading App via a phone, laptop or computer. Just download the app, search for Secondary Ebooks NOW and login using the same details you use for Reading Cloud.