Walton High School Library - at the Heart of Learning
Library opening times
08.45 to 10.25
10.40 to 13.10
13.40 to 15.45
How to find us
The split-level library is on the school map as rooms 39 (student entrance on the lower level) and 43 (entrance for staff only on the upper level).
There are many bits and pieces which make up the library. You need to know what they are and where they can be found.
THE ISSUING DESK. This is the home of the librarian who will issue books to you and help you with any problems that you encounter. It can be found by the entrance to the library.
THE REFERENCE SECTION. This is shelving which holds books that you can use only in the library. This section has books such as encyclopaedia, dictionaries, The Guinness Book of Records and other works which are in use every day so that we can't let you take them home on loan. It is to be found upstairs on the upper level. All of the books here are marked with the letters 'REF' standing for reference section.
THE MAGAZINE AND PERIODICAL STANDS. The newspapers can be found on the table. The magazines are kept in the revolving racks at the back of the library which wander around the library depending on the mood of the librarian.
THE DVD/VIDEO/AUDIO TAPE SECTION. These are to be found on the shelves along the wall on the left as you come in through the door to the library.
THE FICTION SECTION. This is where all the stories are kept. This section is to be found on the shelves behind the armchairs. This is the place to find adventure, romance, fantasy, crime, horror and so on and so on. Most of the books here are marked with the initial of the authors surname ie. 'R' for JK Rowling. Some are marked with a ‘Q’ for Quick Read as they are easier to read.
THE BIOGRAPHY SECTION. You may be set work to find out some information about famous women and men. Biographies will help you as they are books about individual people. The books are kept in alphabetical order to the right of the armchairs.
THE NON-FICTION SECTION. This is, in fact, the whole of the rest of the library and is where Mr. Dewey did his best work. It is where you can find all the books to do with sports such as windsurfing and tiddlywinks, music from wonderful opera to boring old pop, scientific experiments that leave nasty smells or blow up your garage...the lot.
INTERNET. There are computers which allow you to search for information located on the first floor of the library. You need the pass in your homework diary signed by your parents and your tutor before you are allowed access to the internet.
You will require a library pass from your teacher to allow you access to the library during lesson time. At break, lunch and after school you do not need permission.
All students must sign in to the library.
Students' bags and coats are left on the pegs near the entrance.
There is no eating or drinking in the library at any time.
You are expected to work quietly and not disturb others.
The library is a place for research, writing and reading: it is not a social area.
Only one student is allowed per computer.
Sixth Formers note: no ipods, mp3 players or mobile phones.