D'you want to know where real magic lives? It lives within the pages of books. Reading for fun can change who you are and who you can be. (Malorie Blackman)
Remembrance in the Library
The library has Remembrance displays with books both fiction and non-fiction, which the students can take out and reflect on. Also, on the Accessit Web App page there is a Remembrance booklist, where students can easily find relevant books.
Manjeet Mann Author Visit 8th November
October is Black History Month
ECC library is a vibrant facility that enhances and supports learning across the curriculum. It is a welcoming space for students who are looking for a place to read for pleasure, relax and have fun.
Our librarians, Mrs Burrows, Mrs Hatchard and Dr Robinson, get great pleasure helping students on their reading journey to improve their literacy skills, develop confidence and enjoy reading.
The College has a strong reading culture, where all lessons start with 5 minutes reading. All students as part of 'being prepared' should have a reading book from either the library or home, which must be on Accelerated Reader (Years 8-10). If you need to check if a book is on AR click here. In addition to this, students can take out books that we class as pleasure reads, these might be books not on AR, related to a hobby or interest, or one of our Manga or Graphic reads.
The library is open before, during and after school for students to browse and borrow from our extensive resources, read in our comfortable seating areas, undertake research and complete homework. Top Trumps and Brain Box games are available at break and lunchtime.
The College Library System - Accessit
To access the college's Library Web App Accessit, log onto to RM Unify, you do not need any passwords just your school email address. Click here for a help sheet on how to best use Web App, including how to reserve, renew and write reviews.
The library at ECC is a lively and vibrant facility that supports learning across the college
What We Have To Offer
- Over 15,000 fiction and non-fiction books to choose from, across a wide range of genres and authors, including graphic, manga, cartoon and comic strip books
- Accelerated Reader Scheme for Year 8 - Year 10
- Year 7 from September 2023 have a new and exciting reading for pleasure record to complete
- A large collection of books linked to film/series or tie-ins are available on DVD to borrow, free of charge
- Students can borrow up to 4 books for 3 weeks, and 1 DVD for 3 nights at a time
- We regularly refresh our stock with new and exciting titles/authors and are committed to improving diversity with an expanding selection of BAME and LGBTQ+ themed books
- 15 computer stations available for homework, AR quizzing and school-related internet based research
- Regular library sessions for all English sets across KS3 and Year 10
- Dedicated librarians to offer advice, recommendations and support to students from all year groups-we are here to help!
- KS3, Year 10+ and Adult Fiction sections
- Comfy seats to read and relax in
- Fun and exciting displays and frequent competitions with fantastic prizes-take a look at our 'What's On' and 'Competition Time!' pages in the drop-down menu to the left
- A "Suggestions Box" for students to request new resources
- Students are encouraged and rewarded for writing book reviews, which are displayed on the books
- Popular author visits, 2022-23 we had Patrice Lawrence, Matt Oldfield and Emma Carroll visiting. David Baddiel is coming September 2023
- Participation in World Book Week, National Reading Champions Quiz and Carnegie, and other exciting events throughout the year that students can participate in
- The library hosts Games club on a Wednesday 3.00-4.00pm
- A photocopier and printer for student use