Our Senior School Library at Felsted offers a welcoming, safe and comfortable environment with a peaceful atmosphere that is conducive to study. It provides an excellent range of resources which are carefully selected to support our pupils’ academic studies and wider interests, as well as encouraging reading for pleasure and promoting independent learning.

Our book collection is made up of more than 14,000 items. Fiction and non-fiction books are complemented by a selection of periodicals and magazines, newspapers, online resources such as JSTOR School Edition, audio books on CD, and DVDs.

All materials are classified and organised, using the Dewey scheme, and are catalogued on the Library’s computerised catalogue (Eclipse) to make them easy to locate. An on-going programme to tidy, evaluate, weed and update the stock ensures that the collection remains fresh, up-to-date and relevant. Recommendations are always welcome and we endeavour to fulfil requests through new acquisitions.

The Library is open throughout the school day for use by classes and by pupils undertaking private study and research. It is also open in the evenings for pupils to complete their prep.

Opening Times

Monday – Friday: 8.45am – 5.45pm
7.15pm – 9.00pm
Saturday: 8.30am – 12.30pm

Library Reps

A Library Representative is appointed by each House and their role is to provide a link between the Library and the Houses, to discuss library-related issues, and to promote the Library’s resources and events. Led by the Library Prefect, the Library Reps meet with the Librarian on a fortnightly basis.

Library Events

Our Library organises a number of events throughout the year, marking dates such as National Poetry Day and World Book Night. It also hosts the annual Cromwell Lecture, and past speakers have spoken on a variety of topics including the Antarctic, the Rise of Modern India, Oliver Cromwell, EDSAC and the Somme.