The Library


Our Library is a great resource for all the students with a good range of material available, staff  are always available and happy to advise and we have lots of activities going on. It is open from 8.00am to 6.00pm Monday to Friday (Fridays before an exeat weekend or half term 8.00am to 5.00pm) and 8.00am to 1.00pm on Saturdays, although students should check for changes due to current COVID restrictions.

If you need any help please ask the Library Staff:

College Librarian:  Mrs Bruce 
Library Assistants: Miss Abebe and Mrs Corrigan

Please contact  for further information and enquiries.

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The Library uses a Library Management System called Oliver and has a wide range of stock for all age groups and abilities including fiction, non-fiction, audio books, DVDs, Quick Reads, newspapers & journals, foreign fiction, careers resources and a reference collection. JSTOR and other online resources are also available along with headphones* and chess sets* and other games*. Stock is regularly reviewed for age group suitability. Resources not in stock may be obtained via inter-lending arrangements. * Currently unavailable

Years 7 - 9 are able to borrow 1 DVD & 4 Standard Loans

Years 10 - 11 are able to borrow 1 DVD & 6 Standard Loans

Years 12 - 13 & Staff are able to borrow 1 DVD & 8 Standard Loans

DVDs are loaned for 3 days & Standard Loans for 21 days. Renewals & reservations are available.The Library adheres to the British Board of Film Classification when loaning DVDs to students.

There are no fines for overdue items but there will be a charge for the non-return or damage of resources. Lunchtime detentions will be issued after three overdue reminders.


We now also have an eBook Collection which can be accessed via the internet (currently under development):

Year 12 receive an induction session in the Library at the beginning of term in September and research skills sessions later in the year to help with extended essay research.  There is a full programme of Library Lessons for Key Stage 3. Year 6 students attending our New Students Morning in June take part in a Treasure Hunt to familiarise themselves with the Library layout. There are Book Boxes in each Form Room* and we encourage students to become Library Monitors. Sixth Formers can earn CAS hours by helping in the Library before and after College. There is also an active range of clubs and events run by the library staff. *Currently unavailable

Supporting the Library

If you would like to make a donation to the Library please visit  and click on the Hockerill Library Wish List. Donation plates will be added to each book received.


Each term there are Scholastic Book Club leaflets in the Library with a selection of books at bargain prices. 20p in every £1 you spend goes back to the Library in FREE BOOKS!

Thank you for your support.