Welcome to the Christ the King College Libraries

The Library is at the heart of the College and aims to provide our students with an outstanding area for learning that is friendly, stimulating and well resourced. We have three libraries in College; fiction and non-fiction libraries on Lower College, and one in the Sixth Form Centre. Adjacent to the Lower College Fiction library is a small ICT suite to allow our students to complete independent research or homework.  Our collection comprises of a wide range of books (fiction and non-fiction), magazines, newspapers, and digital resources (eBooks, audiobooks, and a website database) to support independent reading, study and the curriculum.

Our Librarian is on hand to offer guidance with book choice and to teach study skills at all levels.

The entire College community can gain access to the Library catalogue (Eclipse Library System) to check what books have been borrowed and what may still be owed. You can use this system to check out eBooks or use the Overdrive eBook platform directly. You can also search for and reserve library stock, as well as viewing new books, ‘top ten reads’ and the students’ own reviews. This can all be accessed via the links below. 

Ms Ryan - Librarian

Summer Reading Challenge

From Friday 7th July until Friday 29th September, the Library challenges you to READ, READ, READ!

Log your progress on our Google Form or ask Ms Ryan in the library for a paper booklet.

All participants will receive house credits and certificates.

Nearly 300 books totalling a massive 121,000 pages have been logged so far.  Well done to everyone who has logged a book.  Congratulations to 9DTH who have extended their lead this week.  8MRE are top of the Year 8 forms and being closely pursued by 8ADA and 8LGI. 7JDO are leading the Year 7 forms.  Our most popular authors so far are familiar to many of us; J. K. Rowling, Robert Muchamore, Jacqueline Wilson, Rick Riordan, David Walliams, Michael Morpurgo and Rachel Renee Russell.  

Keep reading!

Read an eBook Day is Monday 18th September

Read an eBook Day is a celebration of modern storytelling. Be a part of the festivities by checking out your favourite eBook from the library. There are prizes to be won – see for details. The College’s eBook platform link is on this webpage. Please see Ms. Ryan in the library for access details.

Accelerated Reader Scheme

Key Stage 3 Students (Years 7, 8 and 9) are participating in the Accelerated Reader scheme. Accelerated Reader (AR) is a powerful tool for monitoring and managing independent reading practice while promoting reading for pleasure. Please click here for a Parent's Guide designed to answer questions about AR. 

Students are encouraged to read books from a variety of sources, including the College Library. To check that a book has an AR quiz, please use the free online database found at

Students can complete quizzes on a recently read books via the following link.
Accelerated Reader - - Please see the Librarian for access details.


Library Science Challenge

This term's library challenge theme is scientists and their great discoveries or inventions, and what this has meant to humankind. 

Please fill out the Google Form to enter the Challenge. As always, there are a few questions to be answered (the 500s in the non-Fiction library is a great place to start!) with a tie-breaker question. The best answers will win a small prize from the library. All participants will get house credits and certificates. 

Creative Writing Competitions
    Magazines and Newspapers Available





    i newspaper

    i newspaper

    Selected National Newspapers

    First News Weekly

    The Day ( Login available from the Library.

    The Day ( Login available from the library. - available on College computers

    Isle of Wight County Press



    Biological Sciences Review

    BBC Focus

    Business Review

    BBC History

    Chemistry Review

    BBC Music (Music CDs are available to borrow.)


    BBC Wildlife

    Economic Review

    Horrible Histories

    E-mag - Print and online access.

    How it Works

    English Review

    Practical Photography

    National Geographic


    New Scientist

    WRD Magazine

    PE Review

    MFL magazines and Audio CDs

    Philosophy Now

    Ca Va? (French Language)

    Physics Review

    El Sol (Spanish Language) 

    RS Review


    Scientific American


    Time Magazine

    Links to our Library Systems

    Eclipse Library System - - Login using your library PIN number. Please see the Librarian for access details.

    Overdrive eBooks Library - - Login using your library PIN number. Please see the Librarian for access details.

    Accelerated Reader (Years 7, 8 and 9) - - Please see the Librarian for access details.

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