The library is open every break and lunch time for pupils to use the computers, do homework and to take out books. The pupils have access to sixteen PCs which are linked to a printer, for homework and coursework use.
Pupils have access to a wide variety of up to date fiction and non-fiction books which can be loaned for two weeks at a time. Newspapers are available and also a few magazines. There are also quiz and puzzle activity sheets available.
The library has its own student librarians who volunteer to help out at lunch times. Being a school librarian promotes independence, responsibility and team work.
The library is used by the English Department for fortnightly reading lessons. The students in Year 7 and Year 8 work towards achieving their Bronze, Silver and Gold ‘Reading Challenge’ Award.
The library space is also used for reading interventions to boost the reading ages of the pupils in the school. Reading Buddies takes place every Friday morning in the library. Reading Buddies is a programme where Year 9 and 10 pupils pair up with Year 7 and 8 pupils to help improve their reading skills.
The English Department staff the library and are on-hand to help with homework and book selection.
The Library is home to Reddish Vale’s Debate Club: ‘Arguably the Best Debate Club’. Debating starts straight after school every Wednesday. All students are welcome to attend.