Google Classroom Code: runeoyb
Aims of the School Library
The library aims to provide access to a wide range of resources which are easily located in an inclusive, welcoming environment that supports learning and teaching. The promotion of reading for enjoyment, lifelong learning and information literacy skills are at the core of all activity in the library. The library operates as an integral part of the school and reflects the policies adopted by the school and West Dunbartonshire Council.
Staff Names and Roles
Mrs M. Enama (Community Library Co-ordinator)
Opening Hours and Library Availability
All pupils can borrow books from the library to take home. Pupils visit the library regularly during class time, either for research purposes across various subjects or to select books for leisure reading
Monday 9.00am - 4.00pm
Tuesday 9.00am – 4.00pm
Wednesday 9.00am – 3.00pm
Thursday 9.00am – 3.00pm
Friday 9.00am -3.00pm
(Library is closed from 12.35 – 12.55 for lunch)
Open at lunch from 12.55 – 1.20pm
S5 and S6 are welcome every day
There are past papers for all subjects, which you can borrow and take home or use to study in the library.
Every pupil is issued with a library card which can also be used in every public library in West Dunbartonshire. Your public library has lots of books for both leisure reading and to help with your school work. At the public library you can:
- Use computers and the internet
- Borrow fiction and non-fiction books
- Download e-books and e-magazines
- Attend author visits and enter competitions
- Request books that are out on loan or new books
- Research local history information
Click the link below to visit the West Dunbartonshire Public Libraries Site
You can download e-books and e-magazines for free using your library card. You also need a pin number which you can get from your school or public library. Follow these instructions:
All of the resources listed below are available FREE to members of West Dunbartonshire Libraries. You will need your library membership number to access these online resources, and some sites also require your PIN*.
(*If you don’t know your PIN please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org including your library membership number).
If you're not currently a library member, you can join here.
Borrowbox - (library membership number and PIN required)
BorrowBox gives you access to a huge range of digital content and allows up to 6 eAudio loans and 6 eBook loans at any one time. You can also browse and reserve titles that are currently on loan to other users.
Busy Things - (library membership number required)
This website provides a huge range of fun educational games for children aged 3 -11. There are over 115 learning activities for children and tools for parents to assist their children with their learning.
These activities help children learn important skills in the key learning areas of creative development, problem solving, reasoning, numeracy, communication, language and literacy and knowledge and understanding of the world - and make it fun!
Newsbank - (library membership number required)
NewsBank provides a comprehensive collection of reliable news sources covering a huge array of topics and issues. It provides full searchable text archive of many UK and Ireland newspapers, including:
- Clydebank Post [2012 – present]
- Dumbarton & Vale of Leven Reporter [2012 – present]
- Lennox Herald [2008 – present]
- The National [2015 – present]
PressReader - (library membership number required)
With PressReader you can select from over 6,000 newspapers and magazines worldwide, including over 160 UK and Irish newspapers and 360 top UK magazines. Pressreader is a great way to read magazines and newspapers on your phone or tablet. Find your favourite titles and discover new ones from around the world. You can even schedule automatic delivery of your favourite publication.
RB Digital - (library membership number required)
RB Digital provide three different types of digital content – Comics; Magazines; Audio Books. RB Digital Comics provide major characters such as Spiderman and Superman as well as wonderful Disney graphic novels such as Mulan, Moana and Star Wars.
Leading magazine titles include National Geographic, Time and Hello. Philip Pullman, Marian Keyes, Jojo Moyes and Ian Rankin are just some of the authors who feature in their range of Audio Books, as well as The Mirror and the Light by Hilary Mantel.
Theory Test Pro - (users need to register on the site with an email address)
Theory Test Pro is a highly realistic and DVSA approved online simulation of the UK's driving theory test. It contains the official practice test question bank, hazard perception video clips and an online version of the Highway Code.
When you first use Theory Test Pro, you will need to register with your name, email address and create a password. This information allows Theory Test Pro to save your test scores so you can follow your progress as you practice for the test.
Transparent Languages Online - (users need to register on the site with an email address)
Whether you’re starting at the very beginning with a new alphabet or you’re an intermediate learner looking to enhance your vocabulary and grammar knowledge, Transparent Languages Online can help. It provides a fun, effective, and engaging experience for learners of all levels.
There are 100+ languages, as well as English as a Second Language (ESL) materials for native speakers of 26+ languages. A customisable Learning Path allows you to choose what you want to learn, while an integrated analytics system tracks your progress, periodically prompting you to review material that you haven’t seen in a while.