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The J.O. Heap Library, which is staffed by a full-time Librarian, and her assistant, contains collections of books, films, journals and digital resources to support the teaching and learning at Kingswood School. The Library is a quiet place where students and staff can read, learn and research while enjoying a welcoming and peaceful atmosphere.

The main Library space is currently undergoing some renovation while repair works are carried out on the roof. As this is a Grade II listed building, we are taking the time to conduct the work sensitively and correctly so that we may continue to use this beautiful space for decades to come. In the meantime, we are providing as many of the Library services and resources as possible, making use of temporary spaces like the old Posnett Library and other buildings so that students can still have access to IT facilities and have a quiet place to read and study.


Through Firefly, all staff and students have access to the online Library catalogue and can search for any of our resources. They also have access to online resources, including university-level journal databases such as JSTOR. These can be particularly helpful for A-Level coursework or the Extended Project Qualification. The Library also has a variety of print journals, magazines and newspapers available, ranging from titles such as New Scientist and National Geographic to Rugby World.

Staff and students may recommend new resources for the Library at any time, and we work hard to maintain a print and digital stock that is both up-to-date and interesting.

If you have any questions about the Library or would like to know more about how we are currently offering services, please contact the Librarian, Kirsty Sutherland, via our contact form.

What's happening in the Library in December?

Book of the Month

December's Book of the Month: An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir.

Under the Martial Empire, defiance is met with death. When Laia's grandparents are brutally murdered and her brother arrested for treason by the empire, the only people she has left to turn to are the rebels. But in exchange for their help in saving her brother, they demand that Laia spy on the ruthless Commandant of Blackcliff, the Empire's greatest military academy. Should she fail it's more than her brother's freedom at risk . . . Laia's very life is at stake. There, she meets Elias, the academy's finest soldier. But Elias wants only to be free of the tyranny he's being trained to enforce. He and Laia will soon realize that their destinies are intertwined - and that their choices will change the fate of the Empire itself.