The Library Service at St Marylebone is divided between the two sites – the Main Library at the High Street site provides resources for students at KS3 and KS4 and study space for KS5, and the LRC at Blandford Street is dedicated to KS5.
Main Site Library
The Main Library is open every day and houses a vast collection of popular fiction, YA fiction, graphic novels, easy reads, non-fiction to support KS3 studies and projects, and textbooks, further reading and revision guides for GCSE. The space is equipped with computers, a printer, study desks and comfy sofas and armchairs. The school bookshop is also based in the library, selling core textbooks and recommended revision guides at discount price. Every student automatically has a library account when they start at St Marylebone so borrowing resources is quick and easy.
Students at KS3 enjoy fortnightly library lessons with their English class where they are given lots of encouragement and assistance with selecting engaging and challenging reading material. GCSE students have access to the KS4 Library where they can find copies of all of their textbooks, revision guides and resources recommended by subject teachers to support their studies. There is a study room, equipped with computers and plenty of desk space, at the end of the library for the use of Sixth Form students throughout the school day. A wide range of enrichment clubs and activities take place in the library every lunchtime and we frequently welcome visiting authors and guest speakers, so there really is something for everyone!
Blandford Street Sixth Form LRC
The Blandford Street Learning and Resource Centre is a dedicated study space for Sixth Form students. The LRC is open every day for quiet, independent study, tutorial sessions and Library lending. The Library stocks an extensive range of subject specific textbooks, non-fiction and recommended reading for all A Level courses. Selected textbooks and core texts are available to purchase from the LRC Bookshop. Journals and magazines specifically designed for A Level study are available in most subject areas, a number of which are also available online. In addition to print and online resources, the LRC offers individualised support in essay writing, research skills and writing personal statements.
The LRC is equipped with five computer stations, tables for group work, and a number of private study ‘cubicles’. The LRC is also home to the Careers Library, where students can access prospectuses for universities across the UK and overseas, as well as detailed information on alternative pathways, from degree apprenticeships, to school leavers’ programmes, gap years and volunteering opportunities.