The LRC, which has recently undergone extensive refurbishment, holds a large collection of text books, which includes up-to-date popular fiction books, reference books, encyclopedias and dictionaries.
We also subscribe to various periodicals which include, National Geographical, The World Today, Frontier, Horrible Histories, Horrible Science and many more.
Each student is registered via a new finger printing system called Identikit, whose details are kept on the library computer. They can borrow up to four books and have three weeks in which to return them. Should they fail to do this, a fine of 1p is charged for each day the book is overdue. The fines collected go into a charity box. Any books lost or not returned are charged for.
The main computer suite has a network of 38 computers, a printer and three scanners. All software is up-to-date and our team of computer technicians from the ICT Department is always on hand should any problems occur or if the systems need to be updated. All our computers have internet access, which is controlled, so that students can obtain all the information needed to help them with their studies and coursework. Each student is given a log-on name and password. .
Throughout the year quizzes and competitions are held in the LRC during the lunch break. Prizes given are usually book or CD gift tokens. This is great fun and very popular with the students. Mrs. Venuto organizes Author visits for the students which has been very successful. Echo Freer has come into to visit us and there will be many more in the near future.
At King Solomon High School we have launched a new reading club where there are 5 Zones. Each student will have to read five books for each Zone and once they have completed them they get a prize, certificate and a letter sent home. We have great success with this new reading scheme and hope that many students will continue to participate.