The Library is at the heart of the school, a study space that also encourages a reading culture, home to a vast selection of print and electronic resources.
The Senior school library is located on the first floor, it is staffed by a qualified Librarian, with support from part-time Library Assistants, including members of the Sixth form. The Senior library also works closely with the Prep Library, arranging events, collaborations and opportunities for pupils to work together.
The library is open to pupils and staff from 8:00-17:30 every week day for independent study.
The Library database (Eclipse) is accessible from a link on the Homepage. The Link to RMUnify, within Pupil Login (also on the Homepage), enables girls to make use of Library electronic resources.
The library is home to over 10,000 printed titles, of which half is fiction. This collection is complimented by the E-book platform SORA, which has approximately 1,000 fiction and non-fiction titles. The library also subscribes to a number of up to date publications and databases which support the curriculum, research demands or wider reading of pupils. These resources are both physical and hosted online where they can be accessed using personal devices, or by using the library’s iPads, PCs and laptops.
The library currently has Facebook, Twitter and Instagram (search '@libraryehs') accounts. These are used primarily to promote the events happening in or because of the library, such as the recently successful Harry Potter Day and upcoming World Book Day. The library regularly collaborates with other departments; through displays, assemblies, trips, author visits, events and extracurricular opportunities.
Help for all pupils is always offered by the librarian and a reading culture is encouraged school wide. There are also several Reading Lists for girls who are looking for recommendations.
The Senior School Library supports the whole school policy of using natural resources wisely and requires girls to ‘think before they print’.