The academy library is open to all students and staff, before, during and after the school day. It offers an informal learning environment where students can borrow fiction and non-fiction books, use a suite of i-Macs, study, read, and choose refreshments from Joe's Cafe.

Our fiction catalogue is arranged by genre:


  • Family, Friendships and Relationships
  • Thrillers, Adventure and Mystery
  • Fantasy and Magic
  • Traditional Fiction
  • Humour
  • Realistic Fiction
  • Graphic Novels
  • Literary Classics
  • Special Interest, including animals and sports
Each genre is colour coded to make finding an appealing book easy.
fiction place sign

Our non-fiction catalogue is arranged in groups of knowledge or areas of interest:


  • STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics), plus Medicine, Computing, Design and Transport
  • The Natural World including the Environment, Biology, Geography and Botany
  • The Arts including Poetry, Drama, Entertainment and Media
  • Politics, Law and Commerce, including Crime
  • Wellbeing and Healthy Living including Lifestyle, Food and Drink, Psychology, Philosophy and Religion
  • Sports, Hobbies and Games
  • People including biographies and auto-biographies
  • History
  • Languages