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The St. Aidan’s Library is situated on the first floor of the main school building and is open to all students and staff. It provides a comprehensive facility for the whole school with resources, study tables, a teaching/silent study room, computers and a separate fiction area with comfortable seating.

Opening hours are:

8:30am – 5:00pm: Monday – Thursday

8:30am – 4:00pm: Friday

Please take a look around our virtual resources. If you have any questions, you can email Mrs Kennerley, the Learning Resource Manager here: library@staidans.co.uk


The extensive book stock is continually updated. In addition to books to support the curriculum areas there is a wide ranging collection of fiction books. Daily newspapers and a selection of periodicals are also available. Online resources are available for students.

Books may be borrowed for three weeks but can be renewed for longer by asking one of the Librarians. Reference books, such as encyclopaedias and dictionaries must not be removed from the Library. Pupils aged 12 and over are allowed to borrow teenage and adult stock without restriction.

The St. Aidan’s Virtual Library Catalogue (button below) is networked to enable resource searching throughout the school and can be accessed from home via the student and staff area of the website or via a downloadable App.

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