Learning Resource Centre

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The Learning Resource Centre provides facilities at your fingertips where you can research quietly and quickly.


The LRC:

  • provides resources to support students studies
  • develops students independent learning skills
  • promotes reading for pleasure
  • provides careers resources
  • provides study space and ICT facilities

Resources include:
• Course books • Magazines • Newspapers • CDs • DVDs • Open access computers • E-resources


The LRC team are always available to help you get the best from these fantastic resources.

Opening Times (term time)
Monday                                      8.30am – 5.00pm
Tuesday – Thursday             8.00am – 5.00pm
Friday                                         8.00am – 3.00pm

LRC Online
Students, Staff and parents can access our online facility the Reading Cloud, where you can search, request and reserve resources, as well as write/video/podcast book reviews and keep up to date with what’s going on.


To further inspire students, we often hold events in the LRC.   Past events have included World Book Day, Harry Potter Day, Cilip Carnegie Award and Roald Dahl Day.    Leading authors are regularly invited to St Joseph’s and have included the world renowned author Cathy Hopkins.

Study Facilities
The LRC is open every break and lunch time, and throughout the day for 6th Form students.   It is also regularly used for specialised lessons, plus small group and one to one literacy programmes.

Careers and Guidance
University Prospectuses, UCAS information & career publications are available in the Careers section.   Books on interview techniques, CV writing and job applications are also available.


Read, Write, Excite!
Read a book.  Do a Review.  Upload it to the Reading Cloud!      The more you read & review, the more points you get.  Points = Prizes!!


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