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Smith's Wood Academy Library

Welcome to Smith's Wood Academy Library

We are excited to reopen the library at Smith’s Wood Academy.


Our aim is to develop a school community of enthusiastic readers and instil a life – long love of reading. We strive to promote reading for pleasure and for students to recognise the benefits of reading for their academic progress and well-being.


The library is a welcoming, inclusive safe space for all students and staff wishing to use it. Students can choose from over 5000 titles of fiction and non-fiction resources. Reference books and textbooks can be found in the library to support with our curriculum subjects and laptops with internet access are available for self-study and homework.

Frequently Asked Questions

How many books can I borrow?

2 books can be borrowed at any one time.


How long can I borrow a book?

Students can borrow books for 2 weeks.


What happens if my book is late / lost / damaged?

If a book is 25 days overdue, a reminder will be sent to form tutors.

If a book continues to be overdue at 8 weeks, a reminder letter will be sent home. Students will not be able to borrow anymore resources until previous books have been returned.


Please email Mrs East for further questions.

Library Opening Times

Monday        8.30 – 3.45

Tuesday       8.30 – 3.45

Wednesday 9.30 – 2.15 (closed at lunch time – Club)

Thursday     8.30 – 3.45

Friday            8.30 – 3.30


The library is available for use at break times, lunch times and after school. Author visits, competitions and events take place throughout the year.





Equality Club – Wednesday Lunchtime

Anti Bully Ambassadors – Monday and Friday Lunchtime

Library Rules