Learning Resource Centre
The Copley Academy LRC is a large purpose built facility and it is open before during and after the school day. It includes the school library, 32 computers with internet access and most of the programs used in school and additional study spaces for over 30 pupils. There are two printers (black and colour), an interactive white board and a Coomber listening station. It is staffed by a full time Learning Resource Centre Manager to guide and assist pupils with their reading and information requirements. Our careers section is also housed in LRC and is the base for our careers advisers when they are in school.
LRC Opening times
Mon – Thurs 8.00 a.m. to 3.45 p.m.
Fri 8.00 a.m. to 3.30 p.m.
Open during break for changing books and during lunchtime for all year groups.
“At the moment that we persuade a child, any child, to cross that threshold, that magic threshold into a library, we change their lives forever, for the better”
― Barack Obama
The LRC manager is assisted by a small team of pupil librarians who are trained on using the Eclipse Library Management system. They are available at lunchtime to issue and return books, process new books, shelve returned books and assist other pupils.
There is a large selection of non-fiction books covering all curriculum areas and the main topics studied in school. This section also includes books of general interest on sports and hobbies, a small reference collection and a revision collection.
Our fiction section has a large selection of books most of which are on the Accelerated Reader programme and are labelled accordingly. Our fiction books cover a wide range of genres and authors both old and new. In addition, there are classic reads, quick reads, picture books, short story collections and graphic novels. There is also a small selection of young adult novels for our KS4 readers. Pupils are able to request books if we do not currently hold them in our collections.
Our computerised library database Eclipse.net hosted is accessed via a tile on RM unify. This allows pupils to search for books or information using a number of search criteria and locate them in the LRC stock. They are also able to login using their library barcode number and password to check their own library account for the status of book loans, making reservations, writing reviews, reading e-books or seeing recommended reads. Eclipse also has web links to educational websites to help with topic work and research. Eclipse is available for pupils and staff to use from home via the school website and there is an app available for mobile technology via a Micro Librarian Systems (iMLS) app.