Learning Resource Centre

Welcome to the Learning Resource Centre.

Staff

Mrs Hawksworth – Librarian
Miss Bromyard – Senior Library Assistant
Miss Sisk – Senior Library Assistant

Opening hours (term time only)

  • 7:30am – 4:15pm Monday – Wednesday
  • 7:30am – 4:00pm Thursday – Friday

(There may be occasions when the LRC is closed due to staff training or meetings. These closures will be advertised and where possible 24 hours’ notice will be given)

Resources

All resources in the library (except DVDs) can be borrowed for two weeks, with the option to renew resources if required for longer.

  • Fiction books are arranged alphabetically by genre.
  • Non-fiction (or information) books are arranged in numerical order according to their subject.
  • DVDs are available as an overnight loan only, however, if borrowed on a Friday they can be taken for the weekend.
  • A music centre is available for students to listen to music or CD stories (please ask at the issue desk).
  • Computers are available before and after school and at break times for completing and printing off homework. We request students book computers in advance if they require one at lunch break.

Students can use the library system Oliver 5 to search for books and reliable websites; as well as write book reviews and reserve books that are currently unavailable. Students can access the library system by logging in with their school email and IT password.

All resources borrowed from the LRC must be issued at the main issue desk by a member of staff. There is a security barrier and CCTV in operation.

Parents/Carers will be asked to pay for any lost or damaged resources.

Weekly reminders for overdue resources are sent out automatically by email to Parents/Carers.

Students have access to a number of eResources:

The Day

A daily online newspaper for teenagers focusing on the big issues that are transforming the world. Helps explain current affairs in short illustrated articles, picking out the underlying issues that are shaping the world.

eChalk

eChalk provides curriculum-aligned activities, games, simulations and puzzles, created with a focus on learning through fun.

Wheelers

Students have access to our virtual library where eBooks and audio books can be borrowed 24/7 through our GFM online platform. If you prefer to read online or listen to an audio book, you can access these on your device instantly and free of charge.

Download the App by searching for ePlatform by Wheelers. Once downloaded, search for GFM (Gosport and Fareham Multi-Academy Trust). For further information, please visit the library.

GFM Virtual Library

*The new GFM Virtual Library is now Live!*
The website will be used to support the GFM community with 24 hour access to reading and research support.

Support

The library staff aim to promote reading for pleasure in a number of ways and to support students by providing a range of resources to facilitate learning. We host numerous events throughout the year including an author visit, the celebration of World Book Day as well as themed reading weeks. The library promotes research and study skills and works closely with students requiring reading support and intervention.

LRC Social Media

The library actively uses social media to communicate with the school community on:

  • Engaging ‘Reading for Pleasure’.
  • News items and events.
  • Promotion of books, films and other media.
  • Information on learning skills and advice on how to research.

Please visit, follow and like @BayHouseLRC to keep up-to-date with all the latest

News Archive
Contact Info
  • Bay House School & Sixth Form, Gomer Lane, Alverstoke, Gosport, Hampshire PO12 2QP
  • (023) 9258 7931
  • enquiries@bayhouse.gfmat.org

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