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 we 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.
“Reading gives us some place to go when we have to stay where we are.” Mason Cooley.
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 Sociology. 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 GCSE 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. Check out our online journals and resources over at Accessit.