Welcome to the Rainey Library


The library at the Rainey caters to all ages and tastes in reading, offering a wide range of up-to-date fiction, alongside a range of much-loved classics and a selection of relevant, modern non-fiction resources.  A range of graphic novels and Manga books have also been a welcome addition to the library catalogue.


As part of the English curriculum at Key Stage 3, pupils visit the library one period per fortnight when they can engage in independent reading and a variety of library activities to promote a love of reading and enhance their knowledge of how to use a library and its resources, in an effective way.


The library is open at lunchtime and afterschool every day and welcomes all students from Year 8 to Year 14.  Each year, a number of pupils are given the opportunity to apply for a place to train as pupil librarians.  Librarian training is completed by the beginning of October with trainees entering into a two-month probation period, at the end of which, successful pupils are awarded with a certificate and librarian badge.  The pupil librarians assist with the day to day running of the library and preparation for special events and they are a very important part of the school library.  Pupil librarians, alongside the librarian, help to ensure that the library provides a welcoming environment for reading, study and socialising outside class time.


In addition to this, numerous events, are organised through the library for example, National Libraries Week, Book Club, book hunts, quizzes and much, much more.  Students have had the opportunity to take part in the Excelsior Graphic Novel awards and the CBI Book of the Year Awards.  The library also has a number of board games for students to use during their lunchtime.
If you would like to find out more about the librarian training programme or become involved in activities in the library, please speak to Mrs McMullan.