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      The Library is an attractive and welcoming space located at the heart of the school and is very popular with students and staff.
      It is normally open to all students before, during and after school (except when there are Library lessons) so that students can pursue their interests; prepare homework; or sit and read a range of stock from classic and contemporary fiction to skimming a variety of current magazines.
      The Library is well resourced containing over 14,000 books to support students from when they arrive at the Academy to when they leave.  There is also a wide range of online resources to support their homework and research.
      Promoting literacy and information literacy is a key objective of the Library. The Library acquires many new titles that nurture learning, improves literacy skills, significantly boosts vocabulary, and that also fosters a culture of reading for pleasure for students.
      The Library hosts visiting authors and storytellers as well as regular events such as National Poetry Day, World Book Day, the Southwark Book Award, the Carnegie Shadowing scheme, and assorted school clubs.  It also hosts a number of events for the Academy. 
      There is a dedicated space for quiet research for all students, who can use it with permission from Library staff.  It contains a range of books and journals aimed at GCSE and A Level which aims to encourage and develop attitudes to study that will benefit students at college & university and for life.
      The Library also supports students through timetabled Library lessons, and all new students receive a prepared Library induction as well as at key transition points during their school career.  
      To complement the full book shelves, the Library also handles excellent subscription-based websites which give students access to the resources they need for the best research and grades.
      If you are interested in supporting your child's reading or learning, or you would like to know more, please contact the Library team by email: library@cityacademy.co.uk

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