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The Library has a bank of 6 networked computers for students to use for Internet research, homework and study. You can also use these computers to find books in the library using the library catalogue “” this will show on your homepage as a button called Library System. Library System is available on all the computers in the library and on any networked computer in school, it holds information on all the books and resources in the library. You can search for particular books, check your own records, place a reservations on a book, renew your library books, write a book review, find out about new resources and search for inspiration for your projects or reading using the library system. The Library Catalogue can also be accessed from home by logging onto the school website, clicking onto Student Sharepoint followed by the Library System icon. The Library also has 16 laptops which students can use for research and accessing the Library catalogue.

Library Computerised Catalogue system “Eclipse” Your login should be your school email address and your date of birth (no dots or slashes).  If you have any problems logging in please speak to a librarian.

Library E-Resources and more

The Library Catalogue has a range of e-resources to support your learning. This includes online suggested reading lists for Year 7 to 11 to encourage wider reading and access to an online list of books with Accelerated Reader Quizzes. To go straight to your AR level you can use an advanced search. Library System also has a range of suggested links to useful websites for homework and research purposes, including  access to Project Gutenberg (free ebooks), Google Books (this tells you everything you might want to know about your chosen book), Google Scholar (online articles) and much more besides.  Please feel free to email with any queries.

You can also access a fantastic range of Online Reference Material FREE of charge through Essex Library services. All you need is to be a member of Essex Libraries and have an Essex Library Card.  You can access all of this through the school Library System, just click on Links, Essex Reference Library. A booklet is available from Essex Libraries outlining the resources available. Please see your local librarian if you would like a copy.

In addition to the Online Reference Library you can now access a large number of books free of charge through the Essex County Council eBook catalogue. With Essex Libraries you have 24-hour access to hundreds of free e-books and e-audio. To find an e-book or e-audio, search the catalogue by title or author to find the available formats. You can even create your own e-bookshelf.