Library

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. 

Lending

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)

Rules

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

Accelerated Reader

AR BookFinder

This useful site will let you search to see if your book is included in the Accelerated Reader scheme.

(Unfortunately, Accelerated Quizzes cannot be accessed from outside school.)

Online Library Catalogue

The Academy has an online version of our library catalogue. Students are encouraged to use this to help with research, to write reviews about books they have read and search for new books and other library resources.

The system includes a fantastic new feature called ‘Who Next’ which recommends new books and authors based on the books that you have already read.  You will be able to use this feature at home to help select your next book.

You can access the system here

Students’ log in is the same as your network log in.

  • Password is your date of birth ddmmyyyy 
  • Staff will need to come to the library to be given a password.

Download an iMLS app to view our Library Catalogue on your phone!

 iMLS apps 

 

Could you be a Student Librarian?

If you love books and reading and would like the opportunity to become a student librarian then speak to the librarian or a member of the English department.