Students may borrow books during break and lunch. You may also do so before and after school, excepting in very busy periods.
It does not open at break, early and late lunch (12:05-13:25pm), or before and after school, and closes for the day at 3.10pm.
Note that it also may be closed during P3 or P5 – please check the main doors for information on the day.
Note that workstations are monitored in this area, and students must adhere to LSS acceptable computer use policy whilst in the room.
Fines, which were suspended during lockdown, are once again being implemented at the rate of 5p per book per day. If you are unable to come to the library when your book is nearing its due date, you may email the librarian to request an extension. However, it is always better to be organised and plan ahead.
To join the team you must be in Y8 or above.
The Student Librarians play a very important role in the day-to-day upkeep of the library and our new recruits will be joining a team that works very hard to ensure that such a huge volume of books, magazines and articles is cared for well.
Please remember that the Library is there for the use of all students and act in accordance with LSS behavioural policy. Anyone found disturbing other students, especially during exam season, will be removed from the library. Students should keep noise to a minimum, be seated at a table, and return books to shelves after each visit. No food, drink, or use of electronic gadgets is permitted in the library during school hours.
Please note that the LSS behavioural policies, including that of computer use, apply in the Library. To that end, students are not permitted to bring in food, drink, or mobile phones. Normal sanctions will apply to individuals who do not adhere to these conditions.
UPCOMING EVENTS & NOTICES
Currently, students from KS3 and KS4 are reading and reviewing titles from the shortlist of the Stan Lee Excelsior award. This graphic novel & manga award is designed specifically for schools: the benefits of reading stories in this format should not be underestimated. LSS library has a good selection of age-appropriate titles.
Shadowing for the Carnegie Award starts after Easter and continues until June. Mostly attended by Y9 students, this reading group meets once or twice in our Drop-In Centre at lunchtime. The informal setting is ideal for students to meet and discuss the books with their peers, and there are always some fantastic titles to chat about. We hope to release participating students from their regular timetable in order to watch the live ceremony with Miss Torrens in the library.