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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! 

Book groups

There are currently two book groups in the Library for Years 7 and 10, which will start running on Thursday lunchtimes after half term. If you want to talk about books, do some fun book activities or get some ideas on what to read next, then come along! Sign up in the Library with Mrs Miller if you would like to attend.

Year 10 book group Year 7 book group

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. A paper copy of the booklet is also available to browse in the Library.

Recommended Reading Booklet 2021/22


Please follow the link below to access Oliver, the online library catalogue. Use your Microsoft Outlook email and Google Classroom 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. Being a Library Ambassador involves helping in the Library at break and lunchtimes, promoting the Library across the school and suggesting new ideas and initiatives to be run in the Library. The application process has just been completed and we now have our fantastic team of Library Ambassadors for this academic year.


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