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Welcome to ECS Library

Edmonton County School has a library at both Bury and Cambridge campus, both of which are well-stocked with resources to support the curriculum from Key Stage 3 to Key Stage 5, and to encourage reading for leisure.

 

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Opening times:

Monday – Thursday: 8:00am – 4:30pm

Friday: 8:00am – 3pm

Resources:

  • Borrow books or DVDS – books for 2 weeks, DVDs for 3 days.
  • Renew books to keep them at home for longer.
  • Return books (remember, you can’t borrow any more books if you have one that’s overdue!)
  • Request books that you would like us to order in for you (we’ll do our best!)
  • Buy stationery and equipment from the librarian with cash, ParentPay or exchange Vivo points for stationery. (Visit the library for a full list of what we sell)
  • Use the computers for research or homework.
  • Use nonfiction books for homework or revision.
  • Research careers or further education.
  • Print or photocopy work in black & white or colour.
  • Ask the librarians for book recommendations.
  • Read the recommended reading lists provided.

 

Competitions, activities and events:

  • Dream Cast competition in the Autumn Term
  • Short story competition in the Summer Term
  • Book Club (year 7, 8 & 9)
  • World Book Day
  • Readathon

Keep an eye out for further competitions and events during form time and in the library.

Reading suggestions

Reading Suggestions KS3

Reading Suggestions KS4

Reading Suggestions KS5

 

Useful links

Enfield Library Services – 24 Hour Virtual Library

http://www.enfield.gov.uk/info/200046/libraries/1690/24_hour_virtual_library

If you have a library card for a public library in Enfield, you can access a number of reliable online research tools through the Virtual Library, such as Britannica Online.

Little Librarians Blog

https://littlelibrariansblog.wordpress.com/

Project Gutenberg

http://www.gutenberg.org/

Lots of classic books – like Pride & Prejudice, Oliver Twist and The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes – are available to read online or download for free through Project Gutenberg. It’s definitely worth checking out!

Dictionary & References

http://www.oxforddictionaries.com/

http://www.oxfordreference.com/

The Day

http://theday.co.uk/

This is a great website for news and current affairs, specifically designed for students. Login details are available from both libraries.

Book Trust

Inspiring a love of reading

http://www.booktrust.org.uk

Books for Keeps is the UK’s leading, independent children’s book magazine.

 http://booksforkeeps.co.uk

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