The JCG library is situated at the heart of the College and is a bright and welcoming area for students and staff to visit.
The library is well-equipped with both study and reading resources. It is a place that promotes a positive reading culture, stocking magazines, journals and an ever-growing range of fiction. It is also an information centre, which students can use to develop their subject knowledge and research skills, enabling them to access to a vast range of non-fiction and reference books. In addition to this, we house an Employability Library, where students can browse the most up to date careers information booklets and University Prospectuses.
The Library uses a computer programme called ‘Reading Cloud’, which allows students to see if their chosen book is available, check on their loans and read the home page. Furthermore, students can leave reviews on books they have recently read and discover recommended books personalised for them. This programme not only helps students learn how to manage their usage, but also prepares them for both university and public libraries. The Library also provides students with access to JSTOR, which is an online journal archive which sixth form students can use for extra reading and to gain insight into topics at university level.
With seating for up to fifty students, and an area with sofas and chairs, the JCG library offers students a comfortable and accessible area for all types of readers and learners. The Library is open until 5pm every day of the week.