Students are welcome to use the Library for personal study, research, homework and reading. Please remember that it is NOT an area for sitting and chatting with friends or listening to music! Sixth Form students may use the library when they are free unless a class has been booked.

Opening Times

Monday: 8:40am – 4:30pm

Tuesday & Thursday: 8:30am – 4:30pm

Wednesday: 8:30am – 3:10pm (Year 7 only at lunchtime)

Friday: 8:30am – 4:00pm

Loans and Borrowing

We strongly encourage staff and students to borrow books and we welcome suggestions for new resources. Students can borrow up to three books for 21 days.

Students must RETURN or RENEW books on time, with a maximum of three renewals. Reminders are sent to tutors and if items are not returned a letter is sent home. If the books are lost or damaged there will be a replacement charge. The items you borrow are your responsibility and you are expected to treat them with care.

Library Lessons

There is a library lesson within the English curriculum once a fortnight during Years 7 and 8. These lessons focus on activities based around reading and information skills, with an aim to promote freedom of choice within their abilities. We use the Accelerated Reader scheme to improve students’ reading levels, in a structured way. This is done through a motivating programme of reading and computer generated book quizzes for which students are rewarded for passing. Quizzes should be taken as soon as the book is finished in order to maximize their potential for doing well.

Book Club

On Tuesday lunchtime (12:25 – 12:45) we run a Book Club. This is open to all students from Years 7 to 11 and encompasses a wide range of activities from quizzes and puzzles to shadowing book awards and writing reviews. The texts / genres are selected by members and there is the opportunity to run more than one group if required.


We are consulting on an important new proposal for Kirkby College to join a Multi-Academy Trust (MAT). Please see our letters page for further information, document called MAT 2017. Thank you