The Learning Resource Centre

Staff

Mrs Hawksworth – Librarian

Miss Bromyard – Senior Library Assistant

Miss Sisk – Senior Library Assistant

Opening hours (term time only)

8:00am – 3:30pm Monday to Wednesday

8:00am – 4:00pm Thursday – Friday

(There may be occasions when the LRC is closed due to staff training or meetings. These closures will be advertised and where possible 24 hours’ notice will be given).

Resources

  • Fiction books are arranged alphabetically by genre.
  • Non-fiction (or information) books are arranged in numerical order according to their subject.
  • Computers are available before and after school and at break times for completing and printing off homework.

All resources in the library (except DVDs) can be borrowed for two weeks, with the option to renew resources if required for longer.

Students can use the library system Oliver 5 to search for books and reliable websites; as well as write book reviews and reserve books that are currently unavailable. Students can access the library system by logging in with their school email and IT password.

All resources borrowed from the LRC must be issued at the main library desk by a member of staff.

Students are reminded to renew books should they be required longer than two weeks, to avoid unnecessary overdue reminders. Likewise, please inform the library if a resource has been lost or damaged.

Students have access to a number of eResources:

The Day

A daily online newspaper for teenagers focusing on the big issues that are transforming the world. Helps explain current affairs in short illustrated articles, picking out the underlying issues that are shaping the world.

eChalk

eChalk provides educational games, simulations, puzzles and activities created with a focus on learning through fun.

Wheelers

Students have access to our virtual library where eBooks and audio books can be borrowed 24/7 through our GFM online platform. If you prefer to read online or listen to an audio book, you can access these on your device instantly and free of charge.

Download the App by searching for ePlatform by Wheelers. Once downloaded, search for GFM (Gosport and Fareham Multi-Academy Trust). For further information, please visit the library.

Support

The library staff aim to promote reading for pleasure in a number of ways and to support students by providing a range of resources to facilitate learning. We host numerous events throughout the year including an author visit, the celebration of World Book Day as well as themed reading weeks. The library promotes research and study skills and works closely with students requiring reading support and intervention.

Social Media

The library actively uses social media to communicate with the school community on:

  • Engaging ‘Reading for Pleasure’.
  • News items and events.
  • Promotion of books, films and other media.
  • Information on learning skills and advice on how to research.

Please visit, follow and like @BruneParkLRC to keep up-to-date with all the latest information.

Contact Info
  • Brune Park Community School, Military Road, Gosport, Hampshire PO12 3BU
  • (023) 9261 6000
  • enquiries@brunepark.gfmat.org

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