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 20 laptops, a reference room and an extensive fiction and non-fiction stock.  Newspapers, magazines & journals and digital books are also available.

The Sixth Form Reading Room: A large, separate room for girls in the Sixth Form to read and study when not in lessons.

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.

BOOKS 400w2Reading Lists

Primary 6 Reading List *2017


Remove Reading List  *2017


Lower 4 Reading List  *2017


Upper 4 Reading List *2017


Lower 5 Reading List *2018


Upper 5 Reading List *2018


Lower 6 Reading List *2017

Teaching Staff

Duncan Wright - Head of Faculty

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

Lorna Barr

Early Years Qualification, HNC in Childcare and Education (with distinction)

Anya Hamilton

BA (Hons), Theology and Classical Studies