Library

Welcome to Archbishop Blanch Library/Resource Base

Our Library is expertly managed by Mrs Jones who has been working towards creating a fully equipped resource base for nearly ten years.

The Library is equipped with a Library Management system which allows a catalogue of stock to be built up covering subjects taught on the National Curriculum. We also have a wide range of titles in our fiction/novels section and a bank of computers to give students greater access to the internet and resources.

Stock editing is constantly taking place to give access to the most up to date reading materials available. A questionnaire is given to the students, usually in the Spring Term, to help the department evaluate and incorporate new ideas and concepts to keep pace with the advancement of education and technology.

The students enjoy visiting the library/resource base, whether it's to do research, use the computers or to chill out and read a book. Teachers like to book lessons to use the facilities. We feel that the Library/Resource Base is a very important part of our school, supporting the education and development of each student and therefore enriching each person's life.

Our Library Shop is open every day and sells a range of stationery and equipment for school use. The Bookclub scheme is very popular with the girls enabling them to purchase the latest titles at discounted prices.

Here is a list of the latest History Titles available to borrow from the Library

There's a War on You Know - Rick's Childhood Days of Bliss By Richard Hynes

Pillowslips and Gasmasks -Liverpool's Wartime Evacuation - by Joan Boyce

Battle of the Atlantic - an Anthology of Personal Memories -

The Slave Boy - The Life of Olaudah Equiano

Of Plots and Passions - A Thousand Years of Devious Deeds

Storm Over the Mersey

Port in a Storm - The Air Attacks on Liverpool and its Shipping in the Second World War

NEW TITLES AVAILABLE FROM THE LIBRARY

Science at the Edge - Cloning

Science at the Edge - Fighting Infectious Disease

Science at the Edge - In Vitro Fertilization

Science at the Edge - Organ Transplantation

Headline Issues - Stopping Pollution

Headline Issues - Tackling Poverty

Headline Issues - Getting Rid of Waste

Headline Issues - Feeding the World

Headline Issues - Earth's Growing Population

Beat Stress - The Exam handbook

Body Talk - The Social Survival Handbook

I'm Broke - The Money Handbook

Making a Difference - The Save the World Handbook

Weardowney Knit Couture

World Black History - African Roots

World Black History - The Struggle for Freedom

Eat Smart - A Balanced Diet

Why Science Matters - Understanding Health and Behaviour

Why Science Matters - Predicting Earthquakes

Why Science Matters - Fighting Crime

Why Science Matters - Sports Science

Horrible Science - Wasted World

World Black History - Independence and Equality

World Black History - The Slave Trade

Be Your Own Personal Trainer

Art and Craft in Africa

World of Discovery - Great Cities

Where Are We Now - Guide to the issues that shape our world

Arts and Crafts of Mexico

Complete Calligraphy

The Art of African Masks

Digital Fashion Illustration

Hopper

Van Gogh

1000's of Facts

The Complete Guide to Taking Great Photographs

The Practical Guide to Kayaking and Canoeing

The Story of Leonardo Da Vinci

The Pop Art Tradition

1000 Bags, Tags and Labels - Distinctive Designs for Every Industry

Fashion Illustration - Flat Drawing

FICTION TITLES

Frankenstein - Mary Shelley

David Copperfield - Charles Dickens

Treasure Island - R. L Stevenson

Noughts and Crosses - Malorie Blackman

Checkmate - Malorie Blackman

Knife Edge - Malorie Blackman

Double Cross - Malorie Blackman

Shiver - Maggie Stiefvater

Wings - A new kind of faerie tale - Aprillynne Pike

Ginger Snaps - Cathy Cassidy

Ghosts Stories - Hamley, Philip, Rooney & Stewart

Funny Stories - Durant, Philip, Stewar & Williams