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2017

Summer Fields Oxford

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Library

It is an aim of the school to encourage boys to read for pleasure in their free time. The Library exists to promote a love of books and reading, to develop skills of information retrieval and independent learning.

The Library is always open, providing works of fiction as well as a wide range of resources to support the curriculum. Boys are given many opportunities to read for pleasure, and they all have a book on the go at all times.

The Library includes a collection of 7,000 fiction, non-fiction and reference books, as well as magazines. The catalogue can be accessed from any computer in the school, enabling pupils to search and reserve resources for later visits to the Library. They can also borrow books in the absence of the Librarian using the self-circulation system.

Boys participate in the organisation of the Library and have the opportunity to volunteer as Library Assistants, helping out every day at morning break. Suggestions for books are always very welcome.

The Library is also booked for lessons on a regular basis by the teaching staff. The Librarian organises a range of activities to promote reading, such as Book Week, quiz competitions, themed displays or visits of authors.