Library

    The Senior School library has two floors; the first for Senior school students and the second reserved for Sixth Formers. The library is open from 8.30am - 9pm Monday to Thursday, and from 8.30am - 5pm on Fridays during term time.

    Hurst has two full-time qualified Librarians on hand to support pupils and staff.

    Alongside an extensive fiction collection and non-fiction books on every subject, the library offers e-books, audio books and access to online resources, including JSTOR.

    There is a small cafe area with over 40 magazines and a wide range of DVDs. The library also provides a good working space for pupils to research using library computers or their own laptops. The library runs various clubs and activities during lunch times and activities sessions. It promotes reading for pleasure in a number of ways, including the Reading Challenge initiative which encourages the whole school to participate. It also supports the EPQ by sourcing material for students and helping with bibliography and referencing.

    There are bookable small meeting rooms with electronic screens and whiteboards used for presentations, group work, one-to-one teaching and revision. There is also a larger seminar room on the second floor, which seats 15 and is multifunctional.

    The second floor gives the Sixth Form their own space to work during their free periods and during Prep until 9pm. It provides a dedicated Careers room, UCAS help and houses the Heads of Sixth Form.

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