Department of Independent Learning and Library Services

The purpose of the Faculty of Independent Learning and Library Services at St George’s School is to deliver first class library, information and study facilities to the community of the school, to contribute to the pursuit of excellence in education, learning and research and to encourage reading and study as life-long interests.

There are three well stocked libraries – Junior School, Lower School and Upper School – catering for the different stages, as well as a Boarding House library. 

Junior School Library: All Junior School classes have regular lessons in the purpose built library. Here they can read, listen to stories, carry out research and borrow books.

Lower School Library: The Lower School Library has a wide range of books, as well as computer and study areas. It is open during morning breaks and lunch time, and is also used for library lessons during the school day.

Upper School Library: The library is open from 8 in the morning until 6 in the evening for all girls in Upper School. There is an IT area with seven workstations, a set of laptops, a reference room and an extensive fiction and non-fiction stock. Newspapers, magazines & journals and digital books are also available.

The Faculty provides some after school courses in, for example, Critical Thinking, beginners’ Latin and the history of the Second World War. There are often visits from authors, book fairs and other special events to highlight the world of books.

The School Archive

This is a small but important collection of documents, photographs and other artefacts about the history of the school and the campaign for women to gain access to university.

Teaching Staff

Duncan Wright

BA (Hons), Information and Library Management, MCILIP (Chartered Librarian)

Lorna Barr

HNC in Childcare and Education (with distinction)

Chloe Elder

BA Comparative Literature

MSc Book History and Material Culture (with distinction)

MSc Information Management and Preservation (with distinction)