The Library & Information Centre is central to the academic life of both pupils and teachers; occupying an enviable location at the heart of the school spanning two floors overlooking the grounds, it was described as a "jewel" in the last inspection of the school.
The open plan ground floor has a south facing aspect and provides study space for 45 students in addition to housing our extensive non-fiction and reference collections. The first floor provides further study space for 25 students in the junior fiction library, 13 networked PC's in our multi-media suite, and a comprehensive collection of classic and contemporary fiction and English Literature resources.
The stock of over 20,000 items has been carefully selected by our qualified and experienced Librarians. We aim to ensure that we meet both the academic and recreational needs of the wider school community, and provide all pupils with the opportunity to explore knowledge and culture beyond the classroom. In addition to a library skills programme integrated into the curriculum pupils are actively encouraged to make voluntary use of the library from their first day at Merchant Taylors’.