Library (Learning Resource Centre)

Research consistently points to the fact that students who read for pleasure get better outcomes at school. The LRC helps to create a culture where reading for pleasure is encouraged and celebrated more widely.

As well as providing a wide range of the most up-to-date literature, along with lots of classics, the LRC is keen to offer enrichment opportunities for students to showcase their talents and develop new ones. Each term, the LRC runs a range of competitions and activities to coincide with national events for example World Book Day, Harry Potter Night, Black History Month, International Women's Day. Science Engineering Week and Religious festivals. 




Students are encouraged to share their reading through The ReadInspiration blog. This blog has links to SJNC student reviews, comments, book trailers, author trailers and movie trailers.


Learning Resource Centre General InformatioN

opening times 

The Library is open from 8:15am to 3:30pm Monday to Friday


Covid arrangements

Within the Library most of the tables have been removed and seating has been spaced out according to Government guidelines. 

Students need to request their resources using one of the methods below:


After a student had requested their resources, the Librarian will deliver their resources to them. During this time students need to return their books to the following drop-off points:

  • Year 7 - L Block dining hall
  • Year 8 - Upstairs in L Block
  • Year 9 - Reception
  • Year 10 - Downstairs in D Block
  • Year 11 - M Block Garden Hub Entrance

After being returned, all resources are kept separate for 3 days before being loaned out again. 



Years 7 – 9 are allowed to borrow

  • 1 Fiction book
  • 1 Non-fiction book
  • 1 DVD

Year 10 – 11

  • 2 Fiction books
  • 1 Non-fiction book
  • 1 DVD

Students are allowed to borrow resources for 2 weeks. Books and resources can be returned directly to the library or via one of the Drop Book boxes located in Main Reception or the Dining Hall.


Overdue Procedure

When books are overdue, parents will receive a text or notification encouraging them to remind their daughter to return the items she has borrowed. Students who fail to return items on time will also be spoken to by a senior member of staff.


If students want to know about their own loans, check due dates, write reviews or browse what there is in the school library, then they can login using the link below.



Useful Information
Book Trust
Love Reading 4 Schools
The Guardian - Children's Books Site
How to Reference or Write a Bibliography
Online Information Skills SJNCC's Useful Hyperlinks
Leicester Libraries
Top Marks





From 01 to 12 November, the COP26 Conference in Glasgow meet to discuss Climate Change. Leicestershire County & City Council's Environment & Transport Department are committed to Net Zero Carbon Emissions by 2045 and are promoting COP26. COP stands for Conference of the Parties. Parties are the signatories of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) - a treaty agreed in 1994 which has 197 Parties (196 countries and the EU). The 2021 conference, hosted by the UK, together with our partners Italy, in Glasgow between 31st October and 12th November 2021, will be the 26th meeting of the Parties, which is why it's called COP26. 


So, we set a student challenge. to create a book review, poster, book trailer or a poem about climate change based on a fiction or non-fiction book or articles they have read. So, we are thrilled to showcase the below poems. 


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Library Opening Times

Monday to Friday 8.15 am - 3.30 pm term time.