IMG_0316The School Library and Reading

A life-long love of books and reading for pleasure is actively encouraged at Litcham School and both phases have an up-to-date, and well-stocked library, which is overseen by our full-time, dedicated librarian.


Primary Phase

The Primary library holds a wide range of picture, fiction and non-fiction books covering all subject areas, which are regularly used for lessons and small group work in support of the curriculum. We have an enthusiastic team of Year 6 students, pupil librarians, who assist with the smooth running of the library at breaks and lunchtime.

Each year we have a visit from the Norfolk School Library Service mobile library. All students have the opportunity to select a book of their choice, which is kept in the school library for 12 months.

Secondary Phase

The Secondary phase library, situated in the heart of the school, is open throughout the school day from 8.30 am until 4.00pm. All KS3 students have one lesson in the library every fortnight and Years 10 and 11 at regular intervals throughout the course of the year as part of their English work.  Students are welcomed at break and lunchtimes, where help and advice is always on hand regarding appropriate reading choices. Students may borrow up to two books at a time.  There is a large range of fiction and non-fiction books to suit all ages, interests and reading abilities, as well as a selection of newspapers and magazines, which can be used during lessons and break times. E-readers, audio books and DVDs are also available for loan.

We use an on-line library management system called MLS, and students may access our library catalogue on the internet, both at home and at school, to view the resources available, reserve books, write book reviews and to search for authors.

There are six computers and ten laptops, which may be booked for lessons throughout the day or used by students during break and lunch times for homework/independent study.

We have a small, but dedicated team of student librarians, who are trained in the daily management of the library are always at hand to help to recommend books that they’ve enjoyed reading.