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The KEHS libraries sit at the heart of the school, both literally and metaphorically. At a time when many public and school libraries are facing cuts, KEHS champions the role a library can play in a child’s intellectual and emotional growth. The libraries at KEHS provide a safe and inclusive environment for quiet reading, study and relaxation. Positioned above the main entrance, the exterior carries the school crest and is the first thing you notice as you enter the grounds, with its attractive stained-glass windows and sculpted façade. With over 20,000 books across the two Libraries, there really is something for everyone, both staff and students.

The Senior Library retains many of the original fittings with desks (complete with individual desk lamps) for silent study, a relaxation area complete with comfortable armchairs and bean bags, and a DVD station with headphones and large sofa. The Junior Library, by contrast, provides a space where students may meet for discussion. Furnished with modern tables and chairs, the large table areas allow for group work.

As part of our commitment to the academic growth of every pupil, the Library is very generously funded and managed by a full time, highly experienced, qualified Librarian. Both libraries carry a range of periodicals for study and leisure purposes, alongside daily newspapers. The Senior Library also carries a catalogue of DVDs for loan; these range from foreign language films (French, German, Italian, Spanish, Russian, Swedish and Hindi) to Disney cartoons and the latest Hollywood blockbusters! The Library has laptops and iPads available for independent study and we also have a collection of audio CDs. Students can remotely access a range of eBooks, check stock, renew and reserve titles via the library catalogue. To ensure the library can respond to individual students’ tastes and requirements, pupils can request new titles through the suggestions box.

The Librarian organises a rich and varied programme of author visits to the School, as well as book fairs, displays to promote reading for pleasure, and reading events such as the Community Read, World Book day extravaganza and Harry Potter Book Night, to name but a few!

Resources for students:

Click on the following links for access to these resources. You will need a password (available from the Librarian) to make full use of these websites.

Featuring interesting articles, reliable statistics, amazing personal accounts and great websites about issues and events from around the world.

A world renowned resource that supports medical students through every stage, from applying to medical school all the way to making the transition to practising as a junior doctor.

Click on the icon above to access Connell Guides. The online companion to the books, here you can assess their eBooks and articles of sophisticated analysis and broad critical perspectives of higher-level GCSE and A-Level English texts. Written by leading academics, Connell Guides are clear and concise, to help students understand, and enjoy, great works of literature. You will need to log on using the school username and password, available from the Library.

History Extra is an exclusive online space for BBC History Magazine. Here you have access to an exclusive archive of more than 2,000 BBC History Magazine articles, fascinating podcasts and exclusive videos fully searchable by topic, location, period and people.

MASSOLIT offers quick and easy online access to a fast-expanding library of over 1,800 short video lectures from the World's top academics, click on the logo above to access lectures on Classics and Ancient History.

The Day is a daily online newspaper, publishing 6 new articles per day regarding current events and popular culture, linking news stories to the national curriculum with downloadable images and text.

Click Here To Access the Library Catalogue: Oliver (Search, Renew, Reserve)

Click here to read the Library Blog

If you would like to contact the Librarian, please e-mail Mr Adam Rodgers: