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The Library

Welcome to Notre Dame School Library

The Library contains a large range of Fiction and Non-Fiction books and a small selection of DVDs which may be borrowed. It also has magazines and games which may be used in the library.

Your computer log-in number is all you need to borrow books.

    You may borrow:

     3 books at a time for up to 2 weeks.                                                         


     1 DVD for a weekend                       

      N.B. Fines are charged for

      overdue DVDs @ 50p a day.

Fines are not charged for overdue books but it is important to return or renew your books on time. Very overdue books are treated as lost and a charge for them is added to ParentPay accounts.

Reference Books
The Library stocks a wide range of Reference books - dictionaries, encyclopaedias, revision guides for use in the Library.

Library catalogue

You can access the Library catalogue from the Micro Librarian link on the desktop, the library page on the school website, or through:


You can search for books in the catalogue by title, author, keyword or subject. You can also  post reviews. Please ask librarian for more information.

You may also ask the librarian to reserve books

you want if they are not on the shelves.

Online resources

There are also thousands of educational websites available on the catalogue.

Simply enter a simple search term for the topic you are researching and relevant sites will be displayed along with books held in the Library.

N.B .If you have any suggestions for books or websites which we could add to the catalogue (if budget allows), or any free apps for the iPads, please let the library staff know.   We’re here to help!

IT Facilities

4 laptop computers are available for use in the library before and after school on a first come first served basis.

There are also 8 ipads which are for use in the library only and are lent at the librarian’s discretion, usually before and after school. Students who wish to use ipads must give their planners to the librarian.

Time on ipads and laptops may be restricted if demand is high.

Students may print school work from the laptops but they must ask permission first.

Games/Library Activities

There is a small selection of educational games available for use in the library after school. E.g. Word Games in English, Spanish, German and French.

Please ask the Librarian if you would like to use them.

Library Activities
These include Reading Challenges, Blind Date with a Book and book related competitions.

We also celebrate World Book Day each year with competitions;, quizzes etc.

Code of Conduct

  • The Library is a place for those who want to work quietly or read.
  • You must write your full name and form in the signing in book when using the Library before of after school.
  • Eating, drinking and chewing gum are not allowed in the Library.
  • After researching, please replace books to correct shelves so that others may find them.
  • You should take good care of books issued to you and return them on time, or ask to renew them.
  • Computers and tablets are provided as an academic resource and may only be used for school work.   

    “Libraries were full of ideas - perhaps the most dangerous and powerful of all weapons.”

    Sarah J. Maas Throne of Glass

Opening Times

Before School Open Access:

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday: 8.00 am - 8.45 am

Thursday: 8.30 am—8.45 am

After School Open Access:

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday:

3.20 pm—4.55 pm

Thursday: 3.20 pm—4.25 pm

Friday: 3.20 pm—3.55 pm


Years 9 and 10 only. Please refer to timetable on library door.

Lunch time:

Year 11 only. Girls must have their planner stamped before school.

  • The Librarian is there to help you locate resources. Please ask.