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

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.


World Book Day

In order to celebrate this, and as part of our ongoing commitment to encourage and support our students to develop and extend, and take enjoyment in their reading, we are organising a Book Week (Monday 26th February – Friday 2nd March) with a number of events and competitions.  The main event will be our annual Fancy Dress competition for World Book Day.

Book Buzz - Year 7

On Wednesday 20th December, Year 7 students received a free “BookBuzz” book.  BookBuzz is a reading programme run in association with the Book Trust Charity.  It is designed to support schools in encouraging reading for pleasure, independent book choice and to develop a whole College reading culture. During October students chose their books from a list of titles carefully selected by a panel of experts covering a wide range of genres for differing abilities. During the process, students learnt about differing genres and tips on how to choose books that they would enjoy reading.  There were many excited students this morning. “It’s just like Christmas, Miss!” said a student from Mr Mills’ class.

The Book Trust has run a competition for all Bookbuzz participants to design a new book cover for one of the current BookBuzz books.  Our College winner this year is Jessica Atkins 7GHG who reimagined the cover to Wonder by R.J. Palacio.  Well done Jessica and good luck in the National Competition!

The Book Trust are also asking Year 7 students to fill in a short survey about BookBuzz.  Please click here to fill out the survey by Friday 9th February. Thank you.

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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