About us

Welcome to New Mills School Library. Our library itself is situated inside a beautiful domed building. The educative scenes depicted on the outstanding stained-glass windows are the very foundation of our library policy. We encourage students to read for pleasure and information, and have worked hard to update our stocks of fiction and non-fiction to facilitate this.

Our multi-media facilities are excellent. We provide thirteen networked computers, which are available throughout the school day. Our software packages are updated frequently and cover all subjects, extensively.

Opening Times

The LRC is used throughout the day in tutor periods and for lessons. Teaching staff use a booking system to reserve facilities and resources if they wish to teach in the library. It is also used as a venue for meetings and events.

6th form students are welcome to use the LRC for quiet study at any time.

Additionally, students are welcome to visit the library in their spare time and our opening times are as follows:

Day Morning Break Lunch After School
Monday 08:05 - 08:20 10:10 - 10:25 12:25 - 13:05 15:10 - 15:55
Tuesday 08:05 - 08:40 10:10 - 10:25 12:25 - 13:05 15:10 - 15:55
Wednesday 08:05 - 08.20 10:10 - 10:25 12:25 - 13:05 15:10 - 15:55
Thursday 08:05 - 08:40 10:10 - 10:25 12:25 - 13:05 15:10 - 15:55
Friday 08:05 - 08:40 10:10 - 10:25 12:25 - 13:05 15:10 - 15:25

Eclipse Library Database

Students can access the vast range of New Mills School library books by logging in with their student accounts:

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The school library database is available to anyone with access to the school network. Students are able to view the entire Library Resource Centre from home, enabling them to reserve books, suggest resources they may require and to take the hassle out of trawling through the shelves! They can see and read the front and back covers of almost every item in the library, online.

This resource also comes with thousands of useful, educational websites that are effortlessly searchable and tied in with each subject area. Students do not need to remember any extra passwords as the website works in conjunction with existing school usernames/passwords.

We remain committed to the LRC’s continuous development, ensuring it continues to be a popular and delightfully busy focal point within our school.