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
Year 7 and 8 students 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 http://www.arbookfind.co.uk.
Students can complete quizzes on a recently read books via the following link.
Accelerated Reader - https://ukhosted60.renlearn.co.uk/2240441/ - Please see the Librarian for access details.
AudioFile SYNC is a free summer audiobook program for teens. The programme gives away complete audiobook downloads each week. This week’s download is The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde (read by Greg Wise). Please sign up for email alerts and be first to know when new titles are available to download at www.audiobooksync.com.
At Christmas, the Library sent a shoe box via the Operation Christmas Child programme. Our shoe box gift was one of 59,544 that have been delivered to children in ZAMBIA.
Thank you to all staff and students who participated in the challenge. Certificates and small prizes were awarded to:
Ruby Wild 8YRO
Ellie Rochford 7HWA
Lucy Dover 8DLG
William Howard 7LGI
Elsie Lewis 11DFO
Mabel Lewis 8YRO
Eclipse Library System - https://u002901.microlibrarian.net/ - Login using your library PIN number. Please see the Librarian for access details.
Overdrive eBooks Library - https://christkinguk.libraryreserve.com/ - Login using your library PIN number. Please see the Librarian for access details.
Accelerated Reader (Year 7 and 8) - https://ukhosted60.renlearn.co.uk/2240441/ - Please see the Librarian for access details.