Learning Resource Centre
School Librarian: Mrs J. Powell - Welcome to the Learning Resource Centre
On joining Cove School, students automatically become a member of the School Library.
Students are issued a ‘PIN’ which enables them access to their individual library account.
Students may borrow up to 3 books at a time for a period of 3 weeks; loans may be renewed if necessary.
The library currently holds a catalogue of over 7000 resources including:
Fiction, non-fiction, large print books, Quick-Reads, graphic novels, Dyslexic Friendly print titles, revision and reference books.
The library resources are evaluated and updated on a regular basis to maintain a high level of current and topical interest resources. This ensures that the library catalogue includes socially relevant and accessible titles for all students.
FirstNews weekly newspaper and popular interest magazines are available to read within the library.
Digital Library: SORA - Available to all staff and students, accessed via this link SORA Login or Quick-links on the Cove School website.
Student Librarians: Students are able to volunteer for break and lunchtime library duties and can work to become a student librarian on completing a short library induction course.
Home Study Club: A dedicated Home Study Club, which is open to all year groups and is fully staffed, is held in the LRC after school; Monday-Thursday 3.05pm-4pm.
The LRC has a computer room within the library. Computers may be used by students during break and lunchtime and also as part of the Home Study Club.
Post 16 Option Information: A wide selection of college prospectuses, Post 16 Option and Further Education information is available for students to collect from the library.
The School Library is a Quiet Study Zone
Students are encouraged to use the library and its resources during the school day and also at break and lunchtime.
We promote reading for pleasure by offering a quiet study area accessible to all students for reading and to carry out research, revision and home-study tasks within a positive learning environment. The Library and LRC are fully staffed throughout the school day.
Events and Activities
The School Library holds a series of exciting and educational events throughout the school year.
World Book Day: Annually in March, we celebrate WBD with activities, competitions, quizzes and events held in the LRC, library and across the school.
The Hampshire Book Award: This is a county event run by Hampshire school library service which we look forward to taking part in every year.
HBA will be open to year 8 students in the Spring term 2022.
World Poetry Day: Annually in March, celebrated within English lessons, with assemblies and tutor time activities taking place across the school.
In March 2022, young adult author Chris Priestley will visit Cove School to hold a series of presentations for all KS3 students.
Chris has written many young adult books including;
We have also hosted very successful visits from a wide range of authors in the past including;
Helen Dennis, visited Cove School in March 2020 and gave a series of lively and insightful presentations to students in KS3.
Helen's books include;
River of Ink series and Secret Breakers series
Bali Rai, whose many books include;
Stay A Little Longer, (Un)arranged Marriage, Old Dog New Tricks, The Harder They Fall
Nicky Singer, author of many popular children and YA books including;
Island, Feather Boy, The Flask and Knight Crew
Andy Briggs, author of books including:
The School Library is a well-used and popular area of the school.
Pupils are encouraged to use the library and its resources throughout the school day.
We aim to promote reading for pleasure by offering a friendly, helpful learning environment to all students.