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.

If you need any help please ask the Library Staff:

College Librarian: Mrs Bruce

Senior Library Assistant: Mrs Waritay

Library Assistants: Miss Abebe, Mrs Corrigan and Mrs Waclawik-Szymanska

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.

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. 


Year 12 receive an induction session in the Library at the beginning of term in September and research skills sessions later in the year, including how to access our JSTOR subscription, 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. 

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.


Hockerill’s online Scholastic Book Club can be accessed at any time, with rewards being earned for the Library, but scheduled Scholastic book orders – delivered to the College - will be advertised in the Hub. Scholastic Books offer a wide 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.