The Library

The Library

Whether our pupils are searching for knowledge, quiet reflection, reading for pleasure, or to exercise their imagination, the Westminster Library will answer their needs.

Our Library has over 20,000 books and a wide selection of newspapers, journals, DVDs, audiobooks and access to more than 25 subscription services in a variety of languages and on a range of topics.

Each of our resources is carefully selected to stimulate the scholastic requirements of the School community and to support intellectual enquiry, learning and thought. Regular promotional displays and reading lists also encourage a questioning, independent approach to learning. The Library supports recreational reading too, with a number of interesting fiction and non-fiction titles in our collection, as well as access to the school’s Digital Library where pupils can download books to their personal e-readers and other devices.

The Library is housed in a suite of historic rooms on the first floor of Ashburnham House. Day pupils and boarders alike can be found enjoying this beautiful facility throughout the school day and into the evenings, as it provides a quiet yet stimulating place to study and reflect.

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The Library is staffed by two full-time professional Librarians and two part-time Senior Library Assistants and it is open 8.30am – 9.00pm during the week and 8.30am – 1.15pm on Saturdays.

Library News

Check It Out #25: Pay attention!

Alert! Alert! It is the best day of the season: it’s #HiddenBooksGame day

The BBC have released a list of 100 novels that have shaped our (Western) world. How many have you read? What books have shaped you? #mybooklife

Every year during the first week of summer Westminster Phab takes place, and it’s nearly time to sign up! Sixth form (and Remove) come and look at the display, and find out who did it last year so you can chat to them. It’s one of the most fun and rewarding things you’ll ever do

Social jetlag – are late nights and chaotic sleep patterns making you ill?

We’ve got red and white poppies in the library – pick one up today. And if you’ve wondered what the different ones are about, read this