The Library

The Library

Welcome to Bottisham Village College Library!

The Library is open before and after school most school days and every break-time and lunch-time. During this time students are welcome to come and read, borrow or return books, complete homework, find information and use the computers.

The library has a fabulous set of resources. Suggestions for new items or activities are always welcomed, so please let us know.

The Library is part of the Cambridgshire group of libraries. This means that students and staff have the added benefit of being able to order books for pick up here from any other Cambridgeshire library. Conversely, books from other libraries can be returned here.

We are open the following times during term-time and every break-time and lunch-time.

Opening Times
  Open from Until
Monday 8.30am 3.05pm
Tuesday 8.30am 5.15pm
Wednesday 8.30am 5.15pm
Thursday 8.30am 5.15pm
Friday 8.30am 3.05pm

Details of the public library opening times can be found here.

Code of Conduct

Joining the library
As students arrive at BVC they are asked to join the college library which forms part of the Cambridgeshire group of libraries.
Each Year 7 student  will have an induction session within their first few weeks at college where they will be given their library card, introduced to the library in a fun and relaxed manner and encouraged to borrow their first books.

Resources
The library has 16 school computers which the students are welcome to use in order to perform research, complete homework and print off their work.
We have a fabulous range of fiction including Graphic Novels, Manga and Audio books.
Our non-fiction stock supports topics within the curriculum and reading for pleasure. We also have text books and revision guides.
Cambridgeshire libraries also provide a range of online encyclopedias that all students and staff can access via their library card. Please use your library card number and your PIN number to access these resources here:
Check out the following web sites for great new reads. Ensure you let Ms James know if you see anything that takes your fancy.
Reading zone has book recommendations, extracts, new titles and author information:

Spinebreakers focuses on teen books and contains a myriad of information on new titles in addition to competitions and blogs.

Borrowing & Renewals
The College Library is part of the Cambridgshire group of libraries and thus follows their terms and conditions which can be found on their home page.

Books can be renewed personally within school, online here or, download the Sorcer Mobile App which will let you check your account and renew your books from anywhere and at any time.

Chloe James
library Co-ordinator
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