Kirkham Grammar School

Independent Co-Educational Day and Boarding School

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    To add a library to a house is to give that house a soul.

    Marcus Tullius Cicero

    The library at Kirkham Grammar School is a reflection of the inclusive education provided by all staff. It is available to all members of the school community and it provides for academic research, curriculum support and 'reading for pleasure'. Should the extensive stock of approximately 11,000 items be unable to answer the query, it is possible to access the British Library, comprising in excess of 10 million books and journals; 6th Form students have found this an invaluable resource. Classes can be brought in to research particular topics and pupils are taught the skills to equip them as independent learners.

    There is a separate fiction section for both adults and pupils and this area is well used at lunchtime, afternoon break. All pupils in Year 7 & 8 have one English lesson in the Library each week, during which they can change their books and do activities which encourage reading and enhance their learning experience.

    Newspapers and magazines are available as well as a Careers Section and the School Archives. There are six computers available to use with full access to the Internet.

    All users are encouraged to put forward requests for the purchase of specific titles and these items are purchased whenever possible.

    School Library microlibrarian Link

    Useful Research links . Historical Newspapers (You will need the school password to access):

    17th & 18th Century Burney Collection

    19th Century Periodicals

    All Resource HomepageArtemis Primary Sources

    British Library NewspapersDaily Mail Historical Archive 1896-2004

    Gale News Archive

    The Independent Digital Archive

    The Sunday Times 1822-2006

    The Telegraph 1855-2000

    Times Digital Archive

     

     

     

     

     

     

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