Open every day (during term-time) between 8.15am and 5.00pm

The Resource Centre at our Lady of Sion School is a whole school resource, open to, and available for, all members of the school community.

Open every school day, between 8.15am and 5.00pm. Mrs Edwards, the Resource Centre Librarian is on duty from 8.15am to 1.45pm and from 2.45pm to 5.00 pm. At other times, a member of teaching staff will be on duty to supervise students wishing to use the computers and other facilities.

Students have open access to this centre before the start of the school day, at break and lunchtimes, and after the school day finishes till 5pm. During lesson times, students can use the facilities if they have been timetabled to do so, or if they have been given permission by the relevant member of teaching staff. Sixth Form students have access throughout the school day, and can work in here during their free-study periods.

Resource Centre Stock

A wide range of books are stocked which can be taken out on loan to use for study or for recreational reading. There is an informal bean bag and seating area where daily newspapers and magazines may be read in comfort. There is a stock of DVDs which can be borrowed, to support English, Drama and Language coursework.

At Our Lady of Sion School, we aim to encourage the enjoyment of reading for pleasure, and the Resource Centre stocks a wide range of fiction reading resources to appeal to all interest and age levels. The Resource Centre Librarian liaises closely with the English Department to support and extend reading undertaken in English lessons.

The aims of the Resource Centre are to:

  • Support independent learning and to encourage academic achievement.
  • Maximise the effectiveness of students’ work through the provision of relevant and up-to-date resources.
  • Provide an attractive environment for study and leisure reading, and to promote interest and enthusiasm for the latter.

Library Catalogue

The Resource Centre Library Catalogue is accessible via the school network and the Learning Platform. All students are encouraged to use this to research material available for their studies.