The library is a warm and welcoming space accessible to all students and staff.
It aims to encourage students to develop a love and enjoyment of books; provide a learning environment for group and individual study and to develop a community of independent lifelong learners.
The library is open every weekday at break and lunch for the following year groups:
- Monday – Year 7
- Tuesday- Year 8
- Wednesday- Year 9
- Thursday- Year 10
- Friday- Year 11
The library is also open to ALL year groups after school 3.00 – 4.00pm.
There are over 8500 books on a diverse range of subjects. Fiction books have genre labels making it easy to find favourite categories, for example adventure, horror, fantasy etc. There are also dyslexia friendly books, quick reads and the ever popular graphic novel/Manga collection. There is a dedicated careers area, containing information on occupations, open days, apprenticeships and applying for university.
There are 20 networked computers for student use, along with an interactive whiteboard for classes and small groups.
All students are automatically members of the library. Year 7 students are given a library induction when they start at Moseley and have a series of library lessons every fortnight in the autumn term.
Students may borrow 2 fiction and 2 non-fiction at any one time with a loan period of 2 weeks.
Reading Cloud is the library management system and is accessible to all. Students can search the library catalogue, check which books they have on loan, reserve books, read book reviews and create their own reviews of books they have read.
Throughout the year the librarians highlight different occasions, events or certain areas of library stock by producing displays. For example this year has seen displays on: climate change and COP26; February romantic fiction; quick reads and classic literature.
Each year the library celebrates World Book Day by giving away 100s of the free World Book Day books and £1 tokens.
The librarians are on hand to offer advice and support. They always welcome suggestions from students of books they would like added to stock. They can also be contacted via the dedicated library email or via Reading Cloud.
Reading Cloud is a website that holds information about all the HARD COPY books in our school library.