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

Today’s recipe from @bakingfiction begins with a quote from Station Eleven ~and it sounds delicious, what’s not to like?

While making a list of audiobook suggestions for a colleague, I discovered we have this on Sora! Our ebooks and audiobooks are free to borrow. So, school people, download Sora and give it a try. What have you got to lose?

“fine dishes which are particularly suitable to our servantless lives” // thank you to whoever donated this to September Saturday

All the books you borrowed over the summer are due today. Return or renew them, or you’ll start getting the daily emails again!