Library Resource Centre

The De Quetteville Library Resource Centre (LRC) is a welcoming and attractive space which has evolved over the years into a vibrant and modern LRC, while still retaining the traditional architecture of the original library, with its carved oak shelving donated by the Dequetteville family in 1905.

The LRC is open throughout the school day. During lessons classes may be booked in for research sessions, Sixth Formers can choose to study and small groups are sent by teachers for individual research. The whole school is welcome to come to the LRC during break time and lunch time for private study and research, or to relax and read or listen to audio books.

The aim of the LRC is to support learning and teaching across the curriculum, and to encourage our students to read more and to develop a lifelong enjoyment of books and reading. 

The LRC provides -

  • 10,500 books, one quarter of which are fiction titles.
  • 30 PCs 
  • 4 iMacs
  • Access to several online subscription resources and databases
  • Daily newspapers and a large variety of magazines and journals
  • Printing, photocopying and scanning facilities
  • Audio books and a listening centre
  • A collection of DVDs
  • Resource files containing newspaper and magazine cuttings
  • A Careers section and university prospectuses
  • Kindles, video cameras and digital cameras available for loan.
  • Displays featuring new books and student work.
  • Library induction sessions for all Year 7 and Year 12 students
  • Wifi network

Students and staff are encouraged to recommended new books and resources.

To access the LRC  homepage click here. On the  website you can search the library catalogue by author, title or subject keywords. The homepage also has links to our online subscription resources. You can login and access your own library account to see your current and past loans and reserve books.