Open from 8am - 4pm every day
The role of Hazlehead Academy Library is to enrich and enhance the school curriculum and to serve the needs of both staff and pupils in a variety of ways. In addition to providing books and online resources there are a wide range of activities, clubs and events that support and develop the whole school community educationally, personally and professionally. It is managed by the chartered librarian, Mrs Scott.
The library stocks fiction, non-fiction, graphic novels, books that support mental health and diversity, biographies, staff CPD books, university prospectuses and SQA text books which have been selected to support the curriculum and staff, to encourage reading for pleasure and to stretch and improve our pupils’ reading abilities.
There are 18 PCs and 20 iPads for pupil use, either in independent study or class. Mrs Scott teaches information literacy – enhancing the curriculum with core research, evaluation and referencing skills. Pupils are taught to access online databases, subscribed to by Aberdeen City Council, which are specially selected to support the pupils’ subjects and level of education. The library also has a large, flexible space for independent learning, group learning, exhibitions, activities and large meetings.
Pupils can volunteer as Library Assistants helping out with day-to-day tasks and promoting the service. All volunteer activity is accredited towards the Saltire Award.
Hazlehead Academy Library aims to provide a range of resources to support ambitious learning across the curriculum and encourage a reading and information culture that promotes confidence, respect, inclusion and ambition.