Oaks Park Learning Resource
Off the Shelf Resources
Oaks Park LRC offers over 22,000 off the shelf resources including books, DVDs, magazines and newspapers. We also stock a large range of Large Print fiction books for our visually impaired students.
Learning Resource Centre App: Click on the LRC app to check for book availability, accelerated reading levels, reading lists, visual searches and reserve your library books. The carousal is updated regularly with new book arrivals and you can email the LRC with book requests.
Accelerated Reader: Our Accelerated Reader program is a computerised program that tests reading comprehension. Students select books on their reading level, read independently, and take an independent comprehension test on the computer. Each book is worth a certain number of points based on its length and reading level. Students get a percentage of these points based on how many of the test questions they get right. The program tracks their progress over the course of the school year.
ePlatform: We have over 1200 electronic books and over 500 audio books on our ePlatform. These items are free and available to all staff and students, age permitting.
LRC Blog: Our LRC Blog is updated regularly with information on literacy. Information on news books, Book award news and Student book reviews.
The Day: The Day Explorer is a unique online current affairs resource. Every week The Day produces content and activities which support the school curriculum.
The Day Explorer: The Day Explorer covers challenging news stories so young people can build resilience and get facts, not fake news. Everything on the website is designed to support teachers, so they feel confident covering these issues in a considered, balanced way. The content and activities help young people become critical thinkers, developing the skills they need to become global citizens.
The LRC is situated over two floors with a total of 29 computers to use for homework and research.
All resources can be borrowed on a three week loan period. Two books can be taken at once by all students, however, sixth form students may take out three
books at one time. If you need more time with your book/s please ask us to renew them.
All Year 7 and Year 8 students must have a book from the LRC with them at all times for their Acceleration Reading Programme.
- Fiction books are arranged alphabetically under the author’s surname.
- Non-fiction (or information) books are arranged in numerical order according to their subject.
- Reference Books are situated in our “Chill out and Read” area.
We are open Monday to Friday 8.00am –4.00pm
Passes are no longer required to gain access to the LRC. All are welcome on a ‘first come first served basis’
We have stopped charging fines for overdue books.
The ‘returns box’ is no longer to be used. Please bring back your books to the counter.
We have an extensive range of fiction and non-fiction books, which we are always adding to, so if you have any book suggestions please pop in and let us know.