Library Opening Hours
Monday: 8 am – 6 pm - Closed for lunch period 9 (1.30 – 2.10 pm)
Tuesday: 8 am – 6 pm - Closed for lunch period 9 (1.30 – 2.10 pm)
Wednesday: 8 am – 4 pm - Closed for lunch 12.50 – 1.30 pm
Thursday: 8 am – 6 pm - Closed for lunch period 9 (1.30 – 2.10 pm)
Friday: 8 am – 4 pm - Closed for lunch period 9 (1.30 – 2.10 pm)
The library is also closed for MORNING BREAK (10.30 - 10.50 am) each day.
The library is located at the main entrance to the school and has a variety of resources, such as books (fiction/non-fiction/reference), magazines, DVDs, computers with internet access, and careers information.
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-quality fiction books, general reference works and resources which complement the various curriculum subjects, and to help students develop effective research skills.
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.
School Librarian: Ms Siobhán McNamara.
Anyone who is interested in books, film, TV or music is very welcome to come along to Culture Club, which meets every Friday morning at 8am in the Library.
Great Reads Award
The Great Reads Award is an awards scheme for debut Young Adult authors. A shortlist of ten books has been drawn up by school librarians around Ireland, and students are invited to read as many books as they like and vote for their favourites. There are five books in the junior category (more suitable for 1st – 3rd year students) and five in the senior category (more suitable for 4th – 6th years). For more information on the award see here.
We were delighted to host the second annual Great Reads Award ceremony in the Theatre on Friday 9th February 2018. We welcomed readers from other schools as well as several of the shortlisted authors. The winners were: Senior Winner and “Most Read”: One of Us is Lying by Karen M. McManus. Junior Winner: Wing Jones by Katherine Webber; “Most Read”: The Hypnotist by Laurence Anholt and The Girl in Between by Sarah Carroll. See photos of the event here.
This annual fundraising activity for the Multiple Sclerosis Society in Ireland is open to all students in 1st, 2nd and 3rd Year. This year 25 1st Year students took part and raised the fantastic total of €997.
Dave Rudden, author of Knights of the Borrowed Dark, visited the school on Friday 9th December 2016 and gave a very entertaining talk to First and Second Years in the Theatre about writing, reading, and life in general. He read extracts from his novel and the boys asked some very perceptive questions afterwards. Paddy Breslin (S2B) won a signed copy of Dave’s novel for asking the best question.