School Library

The Brentwood Ursuline Library and Information Centre is an attractive, well-resourced, welcoming environment where students work within a peaceful atmosphere that is conducive to study. The aim of the library is to offer ‘something’ to interest, and engage everyone who walks through our door. This is reflected in our broad range of resources and activities, which embrace the cultural and academic diversity of the school community. Reading for pleasure includes, quick reads, longer stories, graphic fiction, contemporary fiction, classic novels, and coffee table books. Non-fiction comprises of a comprehensive range of information and reference books.

Supporting the curriculum.

  • KS3/5 Induction sessions
  • KS 3 Fortnightly Library lessons
  • KS 3/4/5 Reading Lists/Genre Lists
  • Research and study skills sessions

Extra-curricular enrichment activities.

  • Author visits
  • Participation in the Essex Book Awards
  • Shadowing the CILIP Carnegie Shortlist
  • Scholastic Book Fairs
  • Readathon
  • Student Librarians

Available Facilities:

  • Seating to accommodate 93 students
  • A computerised online catalogue of the libraries 14000 print resources
  • Nine networked computers for curriculum use with filtered Internet access
  • Wi-Fi access
  • A black-and-white laser printer
  • Audiovisual and multimedia materials, including educational DVD's, CD audio books
  • A photocopier/scanner for staff and student use
  • A careers section
  • A curriculum based periodical and magazine section for both research and leisure reading
  • A comprehensive reference collection for research, which includes encyclopedias and dictionaries
  • Daily Newspapers
  • Online resources for homework/research
  • The library is open on Monday - Wednesday between 9.10 am and 4:30pm.  Thursday and Friday between 9.10 am and 3.30 pm.
  • The library is also open at break. lunchtimes and after school on Monday. Tuesday and Wednesday for Homework Club 3.30 pm - 4.30 pm

Library Information Leaflet

Library staff.
Librarian                     Mrs. Osborn