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The Library

Our Library is a welcoming centre for study and resources within the school. It is a place which aims to encourage curiosity and exploration across all year groups. There is an informal seating area where books, daily newspapers, and magazines may be read in comfort: reading for pleasure is a priority. The Library also provides excellent support for independent learning and helps to promote academic attainment by maximising the effectiveness of pupils’ and teachers’ work through the provision and management of resources. 

Opening times

The Library is available for pupils to visit from before breakfast until 9.30pm each weekday. The Library is open all morning on Saturdays and can be opened on Saturday afternoons and Sundays on request.

Our Librarian is available during the day to help our students find books and order any material they might need.


The Library stocks a wide range of printed books and digital resources including eBooks, magazines, and periodicals, for both study and recreational reading. Pupils use the school VLE to access online books, journals, and academic articles. We subscribe to many eBook platforms including JSTOR and Newsbank, giving all pupils access to endless useful articles. Our Librarian keeps in constant touch with subject teachers to ensure that non-fiction books and digital resources are always available to support the students’ curriculum and encourage wide reading around the curriculum. The fiction section is updated throughout the year to ensure that pupils have a wide choice of books to read and the library stock remains fresh and of interest to the whole school community.

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The Oratory School

Tel: +44 (0)1491 683500