WELCOME TO THE LIBRARY PAGE
The Library or LRC (Library Resource Centre) is open all the time. You can follow the Library on Twitter : @SpeysideLRC
Using the Library
The Librarian is only here two days a week – this year it is Monday and Thursday.
When you borrow books from the Library you just need to give your surname to the Librarian (or prefect) on the desk, make sure your book is scanned and dated.
Borrowing books when the Librarian is not here:
Please write your name, class, title of book and barcode number on the sign-out sheet for books you are taking out.
For returns – these only need to be placed in the big red box for scanning back in.
Books are normally borrowed for a four week period; careers material for one week only. Sometimes when we are shadowing a book award the books being used may only be taken for a week.
If you have finished with your book you can return it early. If you wish to keep it, please renew it. This is only possible if no-one else has requested the book and is easier to do when the Librarian is here.
How many books can you borrow?
S1 – 3 books
S2, 3 & 4 – 4 books
S5 – 5 books
S6 – 6 books
All books must be returned or paid for before leaving school.
How to find a book
The resources in the Library are broadly divided into five areas:
Fiction: These are story books. The fiction section is divided into two: Senior fiction and Junior with Young Adult fiction. These are all arranged alphabetically by the author’s surname.
Non-fiction: These are true books. They are sometimes called fact books, information books, topic or project books. These are arranged by a number system. Number posters are above the shelves to help you find the information you need.
Reference: These are also non-fiction books which generally cannot be borrowed. They stay in the Library to be looked at there.
Careers: There is a fairly comprehensive collection of prospectuses and other careers material available to use in the Library. Some of this may be borrowed.
Shelf-Help collection: These are a mix of mainly non-fiction with some fiction about mental health issues and anxiety problems. There are also a number of leaflets which can be taken away and kept. These books do not necessarily have to be issued at the desk but it is then your responsibility to remember to return them for other people to use.
The school uses a computer system called Heritage. Fiction and Non-fiction can be found on the catalogue using keywords for subjects, titles, authors or series. Instructions for logging on to the catalogue are attached to the main catalogue computer.