The Library is a dedicated space located adjacent to the Manor College base and on the Forest side of school near the English Faculty to facilitate access and support to all year groups. As well as books and printed resources, the space provides study tables, relaxed seating, two PCs and a printer for supervised student use.
Outside of the timetable of Year 7 and Year 8 reading lessons, the Library is currently open to students for extra-curricular activities, as well as browsing and borrowing books, at the following times:
These dedicated reading hour lessons and the programme of clubs give students time and space to read for pleasure from a wide choice of reading materials. The comprehensive Library collection supports the curriculum and provides both classic and current high-quality fiction to encourage a joy in reading for its own sake.
The Library collection consists of a wide selection of: fiction books; non-fiction books; comics and graphic novels; textbooks and resources for Manor College students; and careers information resources.
The fiction books are organised in alphabetical order by surname within genres, with a section of easy reader books organised by reading level to support developing readers. Comics and graphic novels are organised by series.
Non-fiction books are organised using the Dewey Decimal System, by topic, with a dedicated section for poetry and playscripts including Shakespeare.
Manor College resources are organised by subject. Careers information resources are grouped according to relevant careers/options stage (post-16, post-18).
The library is run full-time by Library Manager Miss Emily Pulsford, who can be contacted on Emily.Pulsford@manor.ttct.co.uk.