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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: Nariece Sanderson
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. 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, Catherine Johnson, Sita Bramachari, Sara Grant and Sufiya Ahmed as well as running individual author events.
Use our Web App to search the library catalogue and see which books are in stock. On the app you can find recommendations in our 'quick lists' and easily make citations for school projects.
Watch the video on the Web App homepage to learn how it works.
Use your school login details to login to the library WebApp.
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,
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.