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03 Jun 2020
St George’s Library – Remote Learning

Online LibraryLibrary services at St George’s have continued to support the St George’s community since the move to remote learning in March.  Although unable to lend physical books we have continued to support staff and students in their use of BorrowBox our e-book and e-audio lending service. We have welcomed over 100 new users to BorrowBox since March – if you are one of our new users, we hope you are enjoying the service! If you haven’t explored BorrowBox yet please do have a look. Information can be found here – insert link to previous BorrowBox article

Through Borrowbox we have been able to run our ‘St George’s Read’s’ programme which has encouraged anyone from our community to read or listen to the novel Dragon’s Green. Currently, over 170 members of the St George’s community have downloaded a copy of the book and we hope that you have enjoyed sharing your thoughts on the book with each other. Please do feel free to share your thoughts with the library via the library Twitter account @stgelibrary or on the dedicated St George’s Reads channel on the Virtual Library.

BorrowBoxOur Virtual Library on Teams offers a place for all students from P1 – U6 to access library resources and receive assistance from the library team.  We have a number of ‘How to Guides’ on the site, post regular BorrowBox recommendations and run our extra-curricular clubs on channels within the Virtual Library. Clubs include Lego Library, which has seen some amazing creations from students and Storytelling club for our JS pupils. If your daughter hasn’t accessed the Virtual Library on Teams yet she can do by joining with the code n99c5n5

We have continued to interact with students and have enjoyed working with them on several initiatives including National Empathy Day, providing online support for the NHS project and the upcoming Scottish Culture project, creating thematic BorrowBox reading/listening lists, curating Podcast suggested listening lists and working with students in R7 – U4 to create Blackout Poetry.

The library team are happy to provide support for any student and can be contacted for the Virtual Library or directly via email on


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