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Oaks Park High School

Opening Times

Monday to Friday 8.00am –4.00pm

Oaks Park Library

The Library (Learning Resource Centre) is situated over two floors with a total of 29 computers to use for homework and research. 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.

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.

  • 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.
Friday Movie

There is a movie on every Friday in the LRC.  All the films are adaptations from books that we have in the LRC.  The film starts at 7.30am, then carries on during break time and lunchtime.

All Year 7 and Year 8 students must have a book from the LRC with them at all times for their Acceleration Reading Programme.

Off the Shelf Resources

Oaks Park Library 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.

Online Resources

Learning Resource Centre App:   Click on the LRC app to check for book availability, accelerated reading levels, reading lists and visual searches, either by author name, book title or keywords. You can check for book availability on the LRC App and if the book/s required are in the LRC you can either pop into the LRC or email the LRC staff to retrieve the book/s for you. If the book/s you require are not in the library you can reserve on the LRC app and once the book/s have been returned to the LRC, you will be notified by email to collect. The carousal is updated regularly with new book arrivals.
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 quiz on the computer. The program tracks their progress over the course of the school year. All Year 7 and Year 8 students must have a book from the LRC with them at all times for their Acceleration Reading Programme.
ePlatform:  We have over 1200 electronic books and over 600 audiobooks on our ePlatform resource. These items are free and available to all staff and students, age permitting. Over 80% of the electronic books are linked to our Accelerated Reader programme, allowing our year 7 and 8 students to download electronic books and complete their book quizzes for their reading programme.

 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.  way.  The content and activities help young people become critical thinkers, developing the skills they need to become global citizens.