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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.

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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