Library for the Sixth Form at Hockerill


The Library is open from 0800 to 1730 Monday to Friday (1700 before an exeat/half term) and from 0800 – 1300 on Saturdays. As Sixth Formers, you are also able to use the Library during study periods although the rest of the College has priority at morning break and lunchtime.

Please sign in at the start of each Study Period.

Borrowing: Please ensure you have all resources issued, either as a Self-Issue or at the desk

  • Up to 8 items at a time for 21 days, plus 1 DVD for 3 days
  • Journals and other short loan resources available
  • Reference stock cannot be borrowed
  • Overdue notices are sent via email
  • No fines are charged
  • Replacement charges are issued for the non-return of resources
  • Some charges for external resources
  • Return items to the Returns Box by the Library entrance
  • Renewals and reservations are available
  • Suggestions are welcomed

Behaviour: Please respect the needs of other students and staff when using the Library

  • The Library is for QUIET study and the Study Room is for SILENT study
  • No food or drink to be consumed in the Library
  • No chewing gum at any time
  • Please take all bags and laptops with you when leaving the Library
  • Please put rubbish in the bin and leave the Library tidy
  • Mobile phones may be used to listen to music quietly, with headphones – not for calls

Finding resources: Ask the Librarian for help

  • Use the OPAC to locate resources in the Hockerill Library
  • Familiarise yourself with the Dewey Decimal Classification
  • Use the Subject Index
  • Join both Hertfordshire and Essex Libraries to access online resources and interlending services
  • Ask about online resources and access to JSTOR
  • Sign up for workshops to aid your independent research
  • Suggest titles for reading around your subjects

Reading for Pleasure: Reading aids relaxation, eases stress and improves knowledge, expands vocabulary and writing skills

  • A wide range of modern adult fiction and classics are available
  • Join one of the College Reading Groups
  • Be prepared at a university interview to be asked what you have been reading.

We’re here to help...

The Library houses a variety of resources and using the Library effectively is vital to achieving good grades.

As a Sixth Form student, you are expected to work independently and find resources on your own, but we aim to support your time in the Sixth Form. Please ask for help using the Library and locating external resources.

Contact us: Follow us on Twitter: @HAEClibrary

Library Staff

College Librarian: Mrs Bruce

Senior Library Assistant: Mrs Waritay

Library Assistant: Mrs Waclawik-Szymanska