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Bartholomew is full of avid readers and there is something for everyone in our fantastic Library!  The Library is open to staff and students during the school day, including break and lunchtimes.

It is used on a regular basis by the English Department for Library lessons. The Library has a fantastic collection of fiction and non-fiction books, graphic novels, magazines, DVDs available for hire and computers for use at break times. Students can borrow up to two books for a period of two weeks but these can be renewed up to three times. The Librarian is continually ordering new stock for the Library and welcomes suggestions from both staff and students.

The Library is used regularly at break times for reading groups, chess, quiet reading and homework. There is always something to get involved in as our Librarian, Mrs Miller, runs a number of events throughout the year including reading challenges, quizzes and competitions. Our reading groups follow numerous book awards including the Carnegie Medal and The Oxfordshire Book Awards, which involves lively discussions, lots of biscuits and live events! 

Bartholomew School Library Recommended Reading Booklet

These are books new to the Library within the last year. Books are divided into genre and a reading age recommendation is given for each book. This will also be available in paper form in the Library from September 2021.

Recommended Reading Booklet 2021/22


Please follow the link below to access Oliver, the online library catalogue. Use your Google Classroom email and password to log in. If you have any difficulty logging in or have forgotten your password let Mrs Miller or your teacher know and they can help. 


Watch this short video to find out what you can do on Oliver and how it works. 

Happy browsing! 

Oxfordshire Libraries 

The Library Ambassador scheme

Students from each year group can apply to be a Library Ambassador. Applications are submitted in September and interviews will take place shortly after. The role involves general Library duties to keep the shelves and stock in order, help with displays, keeping the Library a quiet and safe space, and promoting the Library across the school.

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