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The Library

Our Library is a great feature of the College, centrally located within the building, providing a wide range of diverse and inclusive resources. The library staff are always happy to assist with enquiries and recommendations. The Library is composed of two rooms, one of which is dedicated to Silent Study. The opening hours are: 0800 to 1730 Monday to Friday (0800 to 1700 Fridays before an exeat weekend or half term) and 0800 to 1300 on Saturdays.

Library Staff

College Librarian: Mrs Bruce

Senior Library Assistant: Mrs Waritay

Library Assistant: Mrs Waclawik-Szymanska

Please contact for further information and enquiries.

You can also follow us on X @HAEClibrary

Using the Library

The Library uses the Oliver Library Management System and all students and staff are automatically set up with a Library account. The Library houses a wide range of stock, for all age groups and abilities, including: Fiction, Non-Fiction, MP3 Audiobooks, DVDs, Quick Reads, Foreign Fiction, Careers resources, a Reference collection and newspapers and magazines. JSTOR and other online resources are available along with headphones, chess sets and other games.

Library stock is regularly reviewed for age group suitability, with some resources classified as Young Adult or IB only, but these may be available to other students subject to parental consent being obtained. The resources are regularly updated in line with our Library Protocol, and to ensure representation of the College community and society in general.

Once a week, the Library promotes Mindfulness Mondays, when electronic devices may only be used for printing and prep in the Study Room, but not in the main Library area.

Year 12 students receive a Library Induction session at the beginning of term, in September, and Research Skills sessions later in the year – including how to access JSTOR, to assist with Extended Essay and other research. There is also a full programme of Library Lessons for KS3. The Library provides a Form Book Box to each KS3 and KS4 form, and students are encouraged to become Library Monitors. Sixth Form students can earn CAS hours by helping in the Library as Reading Mentors during KS3 Library lessons. There is an active range of clubs and events run by the library staff, including author events, Books & Biscuits Club and a monthly Parents’ Reading Group.    


Years 7 – 9 students can borrow 1 DVD & 4 Standard Loans

Years 10 & 11 students can borrow 1 DVD & 6 Standard Loans

Years 12 & 13 students, and Staff, can borrow 1 DVD & 8 Standard Loans

DVDs are issued for 3 days and Standard Loans for 21 days. Renewals, requests and reservations are available. Books may be borrowed over the holidays. 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.    

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.

Scholastic Rewards

Personal book purchases through Scholastic, can earn rewards for the College Library, if these are made using Hockerill’s dedicated online Scholastic Book Club, Hockerill Anglo-European Cllge - Scholastic Shop Scholastic Books offer a wide selection of books at bargain prices. The College Library earns 20p towards books, for every £1 spent, and rewards can also be issued if purchases are made on the main Scholastic website with Hockerill selected as the nominated recipient.

Thank you for your support!