Tel: (01) 497 2931
Fax: (01) 496 7769
Buy a book scheme
We are always very grateful for any donations to the library. A ‘wish list’ has been compiled on www.amazon.co.uk to give some guidance on what the library needs. It can be found here.
At this stage you have two options. You can order one of the books online and have it delivered directly to the school or to your home. Or you may prefer to buy one of the books from a bookshop. If you select this option, we would ask that you phone the school or email the school librarian, Ms Siobhan McNamara, at firstname.lastname@example.org and tell her so that she can take it off the online list. We would also be grateful for donations of books that are not on the list provided they are in good condition and suitable for a school library. If you would like to write a dedication inside the front cover, please do so.
We would also like to increase the stock of non English-
The library is located at the main entrance to the school and has a variety of resources,
such as books (fiction/non-
The library also subscribes to electronic resources such as the Oxford English Dictionary and JSTOR.
There are 70 study desks, two project rooms, and a reading corner with comfortable seating.
The purpose of the library is to provide a welcoming, calm space where students and
staff can research, study and read, to give access to good-
Library Opening Times during Christmas Exams are here
Normal Library Opening Hours 2013-
Monday: 0800 – 1800 Closed for lunch period 9 1330 – 1410
Tuesday: 0800 – 1800 Closed for lunch period 9 1330 – 1410
Wednesday: 0800 – 1500 Closed for lunch 1210 – 1250
Thursday: 0800 – 1800 Closed for lunch period 9 1330 – 1410
Friday: 0800 – 1700 Closed for lunch period 9 1330 – 1410
The library is also closed for MORNING BREAK (1030 – 1050) every day.
The library will not be open after school on parent-
School librarian: Ms Siobhan McNamara
Search Library Catalogue online here.
LIBRARY NEWS ARCHIVE
Spelling bee on 29 Nov
Well done to six students who took part in a spelling bee in Alexandra College library with competitors from three other schools. Turlough Hannon (3D) won the competition and Matthew O’Dwyer (6D) came second. Padraig Sheehy, Jack Doherty, Ross Buckley and Domhnall Ryan all took part too and gave impressive performances despite some very tricky words and tough opposition.
Well done who everyone who participated in this year’s Readathon, and many thanks to their sponsors. Altogether the boys read 186 books and raised €1214.50 for the Multiple Sclerosis society.
All students and staff are automatically set up with library accounts.
Students can borrow up to four items at a time.
Books can be kept for three weeks, and DVDs for one night.
Suggestions for new books, magazines or DVDs are always welcome
Next book club meeting:
Wed 11 December:
The meeting will be at 8am in the library.
All are welcome.
13 boys in 1B took part in the Readathon over 30 days recently and raised a total of €558 for the Multiple Sclerosis Society.
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