Our library at OSVA is well stocked both with the latest children’s and young adult fiction and quality non-fiction texts to support study. In addition we have magazines, newspapers as well as a bank of computers and iPads for homework and research. It is plays a vital role in supporting teachers with their lessons and students with their studies. However, it is also a haven of calm where students can read, relax, play chess, draw or just have some down time.
The Library is run by Ms Barkworth with support from her team of fantastic student librarians.
The Library is open from 8am – 4pm (3.30pm on Friday), including break and lunchtimes.
Students may borrow up to three books for a period of 2 weeks; books can be renewed by visiting the library on or before the due date.
Some of our books may be unsuitable for younger readers. These are marked with a 14+ sticker. However, these books can be borrowed by younger readers with a signed permission letter from a parent or guardian (please see Ms Barkworth for a letter)
Our main rule is respect.
- Respect the books
- Respect the facilities
- Respect students’ right to quiet study or reading
- Respect other students and staff
Books must be put back where you found them if you are not borrowing them.
The Library is primarily for quiet study, homework and reading. We do not expect you to be silent, but you are expected to maintain a low conversational tone of voice.
- Please sign in at the desk when you arrive.
- Food and drink is not allowed in the library.
- If you move chairs or tables please put them back before you leave.
- All rubbish must be put into the correct bin
Failure to follow these rules could result in a ban from the library