- Wednesday, 22 June 2011
Library at St Columb's College...
.The school library is a key feature in the intellectual development of pupils. Library sessions are designed to foster interests in reading and acquiring knowledge, and the responsibility for independent study. It is intended that pupils develop library skills and the discipline to study for later life, e.g. university.
The library at St Columb’s College contains a wide selection of fiction and non-fiction resources, an extensive reference section, and library staff monitors the availability of new books to upgrade its already strong subject collections.
Library stock includes books, periodicals, and visual resources. There are multiple copies of frequently used resources on both short and extended loan to accommodate demand.
Last year, in cooperation with the English Department, the Library piloted an online literacy programme, “Accelerated Reader” that is now (2008-09) being widened to all Year 8 pupils.
By the time they reach Year 12, pupils have received instruction in finding information. This training provides pupils with research skills and enables them to access information more efficiently for their GCSE and A Level courses..