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School Library - The Cloud
LIBRARY OPENING HOURS
Mon – Fri 8am* – 4.25pm
Tuesday 8am – 8.30am, 8.55am – 4.25pm
Librarian: Mrs L Cheetham
Assistant: Mr C Costello
The Cloud, EGA’s library, is situated on the top floor of the building with panoramic views of the city. With state of the art technology and a great collection of resources, the library is a peaceful place for students to work and relax, and for holding classes.
The Cloud is a popular place for students to spend time. There is open access before and after school, at break and lunchtimes, where students spend time reading, selecting books and completing homework and research for projects. A rota operates at lunchtime. During lesson time The Cloud is used for class bookings and individual study.
We have a large collection of fiction and young adult fiction books, revision guides, reference books, non-fiction and DVDs. We have four desk top computers, a bank of iPads and a set of kindles. The Cloud is used by students on an individual basis, and is regularly booked for classes. Every year 7, 8 and 9 English class has a timetabled reading lesson in the library to reinforce the importance of reading in the curriculum.
There are tables for individual and group work and comfortable seating, and an interactive whiteboard for teaching and learning.
Author events, competitions and activities are a regular part of The Cloud’s calendar. A reading group meets weekly in The Cloud and takes part in the annual Carnegie Shadowing event. We also run the annual EGA reading festival featuring authors Faye Bird, Keren David, Candy Gourlay, Miriam Halahmy, Jane Hardstaff and Catherine Johnson, as well as running individual author events.
Did you know that you can access your library account online or with the iMLS App?
With iMLS students can ...
- Search your library resources
- View the latest and most popular books
- Write and record video reviews
- Check in on the latest news from the library
- Check their library account
- View recommended reads using Who Next
- Request books for the school to purchase
All you need to log in is your library number from the sticker on the back of your id card.
Don’t know your number? Ask either at the library or your House office.
Log in to site: https://www.microlib.co.uk/home/iMLS.aspx
Example login: Student Anna Begum Student no: 4201
Barcode no: 004201
EGA St Pancras Reading Map
The EGA St Pancras reading map is based on the London Underground map, with each colour coded line representing a different genre of fiction. Students use the map to facilitate reading and choice of books, to broaden their reading in a particular genre. For students who would like an incentive zone loyalty cards are available in the library, for which they can get a stamp for each book they have completed and written a review for. Points awarded on the cards will count towards the new Bookworm bronze, silver and gold metal badges,
READING MAP EGA St Pancras reading map is based on the Loxford Reading Map, used at the Loxford School of Science and Technology.
Book Worm Awards
All students are eligible for the Bookworm Awards. They can earn a Bronze Award for borrowing 50 books, Silver for borrowing 75 and Gold for 100 Students are awarded the metal badges shown here.