The school library is open every day from 8:30am until 3:45pm, and is an important element of the school’s approach to providing effective learning and teaching and supports the school’s core values of Faith, Love, Community and Service.
As well as helping to support the development of information and study skills, the library helps to promote literacy and reading for both study and recreation. Promoting and supporting reading for pleasure is a vital part of the library’s role, especially as Turnbull High School is an accredited Reading School. Pupils have access to the library during lessons and also during breaks, and there are opportunities to join lunchtime groups.
The library uses the Oliver library management system, which allows users to search the library catalogues, manage their loans, reserve items and write book reviews. Alongside Oliver, library users have access to Learnpath, which is a collection of regularly updated information pages on a variety of topics aimed at supporting learning and study.
The library holds a developing collection of fiction and non-fiction print books, e-books and audio books and on-line resources. There are 10 computers available for lessons, study and revision. The library is also home to “Exploring the Holocaust”, a collection of fiction, non-fiction, print and non-print resources. The development of this collection was funded by the Scottish Government through the School Library Improvement Fund, and supports our status as a Vision School.