Learning Resources Centre

Online news and research resources free for students and parents to use!

We subscribe to several online resources containing hundreds of high-quality articles on today’s news and social issues- take a look at these brilliant websites you and your child can use from home for reading, research and studying:

The Day: 


Complete Issues:


Issues Online:


You can request a user name and password for these sites from the Learning Resources Centre Manager here

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For more library news and information follow the library on Twitter: www.twitter.com/addeyslibrary and on Facebook: www.facebook.com/AddeyAndStanhopeSchoolLibrary


The Library/Learning Resource Centre is at the heart of teaching and learning at Addey and Stanhope as a central, whole school resource which aims to:-

  • Support students’ literacy development and encourage their reading for pleasure.
  • Give all students access to the best of literature and the ideas, knowledge and inspiration it can provide.
  • Support the curriculum by providing space, resources and guidance for research tasks, study and revision
  • Develop students’ independent learning skills in preparation for life as well as further and higher education
  • Collaborate with teachers in developing successful life- long learners, critical thinkers and effective users of information.
  • Take a lead in the teaching and learning of information literacy across the curriculum
  • Encourage and foster academic excellence, curiosity and a spirit of independent enquiry.

All staff and students are automatically members of the library which is open throughout the day (8.30am – 4.30pm) staffed by a professional librarian, and is available for individual, group and class use. All students are encouraged to make full use of the resources, advice, guidance and support available to ensure they achieve their full academic potential and success whilst at Addey and Stanhope.

What you can students use the library for?

  • To work quietly, independently or with a friend.
  • To research for a project and/or lesson.
  • To read fiction - contemporary, classics, graphic novels, quick reads, and illustrated books.
  • To catch up with the latest articles in newspapers or magazines – local and national.
  • To use a computer for research
  • To consult the librarian about resources, titles and study skills
  • To attend an extracurricular club

What resources are available?

  • A collection of fiction, information and reference books, newspapers, magazines, etc
  • A careers collection including University prospectuses
  • Networked computers
  • Online Resources :-

Online Resources :-





(Please use the school’s intranet for log on details or contact the Librarian)

Students can access the online library catalogue and search for relevant books and websites at:-


They can create their own account using their school email address e.g ltaylor8@BsfLewisham.co.ukand the initial password of Read1 which can be altered after initial log in.

What can students borrow and for how long?

  • Years 7-11 can borrow 3 books
  • Year 12 can borrow 6 books

The loan period is 21 days but items can be renewed

All new Year 7 students receive an initial induction to the library.

All students are responsible for all items borrowed until they are returned and cleared off your record. Books must be returned on time. Lost or damaged items must be paid for

Student Librarians

The library also contributes to students’ social development by involving them in the running of the library in Year 10. This is excellent preparation for future work experience, CVs and applications to be a Prefect in Year 11


The Library runs a number of activities and events such as a Reading Challenge, author visits, Bookbuzz, World Book Day, the Carnegie Book Award and is involved in the local Lewisham Book Award and Lewisham Book Quiz each year.

If you are interested in supporting your child's reading, research or want to know more, contact the Learning Resources Centre Manager here.

Accelerated Reader link for students


Parents: Download our information leaflet here to read more about the importance of helping your child with reading and how we can help.