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School Library

The Ashmole Academy Library is the heart of our school’s reading culture. It is a whole-school resource which supports the work of all staff and students by:

  • encouraging independent learning and assisting in the development of lifelong learning skills.
  • developing the reading habit, raising literacy levels and encouraging an enjoyment of books, reading and libraries.
  • providing resources, guidance and accommodation for research tasks, homework, study and revision.



Its wealth of resources include:

  • A developing collection of 20,000 fiction, information and reference books.
  • Journals and magazines (The Week, The Week Junior, National Geographic, Total Film, BBC History, Aquila and Hodder Education Review: A Level)
  • A computerised library management system* that enables both students and staff to search the library catalogue and access their library accounts.
  • Recommended Reading Lists are available for KS3, 4 and 5.
  • The library also organises author visits, displays, presentations, literary celebrations, and competitions and quizzes.

All staff and students are automatically members of the Library and are able to borrow resources either for their own use or use by classes or groups.

Year 7–9 students can borrow 2 books at a time.
Year 10–11 students can borrow 3 books at a time.
Sixth form students can borrow 6 books at a time.

Books can be borrowed for three weeks at a time.



Mrs England and Miss M Cork (Supported by Yr8 Library monitors and Duke of Edinburgh Award Volunteers) 

Opening Hours

Monday - Thursday:

8:05am - 4:25pm


8:05am - 3:55pm