The library here at Herschel Grammar School is warm, welcoming and well resourced to support the highest possible levels of education through our provision of information literacy, delivering and supporting information literacy skills, as well as promoting reading for pleasure.

Any students in need of assistance in searching for, or using, any of the abundant resources our library has to offer, can seek aid from our library staff - Mr Liddle and his prefects.

Mr I Liddle

General opening hours

Monday - Friday
8.15am - 4.15pm

6th form opening hours

Week A

Monday - P1,2,3
Tuesday - P1,2,3,5
Wednesday - P2,4,5
Thursday - P2,3
Friday - P1,3,4,5

Week B

Monday - P1,2,3,4
Tuesday - P1,2,4,5
Wednesday - P1,3,4
Thursday - P2,3,4,5
Friday - P1,4,5

Author of the Month

Geraldine McCaughrean


 Writer for children and teenagers
Twice winner of the Carnegie Medal



Useful Links

Check out Herschel's Scholastic page for cheap books:


For reading suggestions have a look though our recommended reading list:

KS3/4 Recommended Reading List (Download at bottom of page)

Iconic Reads for 6th Formers and Beyond (Download at bottom of page)

‘Diversity’: A Selective Multicultural Booklist (Download at bottom of page)



Feel free to check out our Library catalogue:

About the Accelerated Reader Scheme

All Year 7s, 8s and some year 9s are taking part in the Accelerated Reader Scheme in an effort to encourage reading for pleasure. All students read at their own level and take quizzes to assess comprehension, vocabulary and literacy. Parents and students can log in to the school’s library website and view the student’s reading practice and progress towards targets.

All library books are colour coded to help students find books suited to their level.

To take an Accelerated Reader quiz, please click on the following tab: 

To see if the book you are reading has a quiz, click on the following tab:

My Overall Progress

Renaissance Home Connect gives parents and students a snapshot of the student’s Accelerated Reader progress, including average percentage correct on quizzes, number of points earned and book level.

My Bookshelf

Parents and students can see all the books the pupil has read. Clicking a book shows details about it such as book level, word count, points and more.

To look at your Accelerated Bookshelf, click on the following tab and enter your Accelerated Reader User Name and Password:


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