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We believe that the Library, staffed by an experienced professional librarian, is a key part of the educational experience and the learning cycle of BHS.

The library tries to:

  • Encourage staff and pupils to make use of all the materials and facilities as part of the school’s learning process
  • Provide a range of  materials, print and online, related to curricular and leisure use
  • Provide a studious atmosphere which supports research
  • Encourage recreational reading
  • Support staff by providing research materials across the curriculum
  • Support students by offering a range of learning opportunities related to study, Internet searching, project preparation
  • Arrange for author visits and other live experiences to enhance the library's appeal and students’ engagement with books and information
  • Deliver information literacy classes focused on the years S1-3
  • Online access for iPads through our high speed Wi-Fi hubs

The Print Section of the Library is divided into Fiction, Non-Fiction and Reference areas.

The Reference and Non-Fiction areas are organised by Dewey Decimal System.

The main Fiction Section is organised alphabetically by author. Within the Fiction section we also offer Quick/EasyRead books and graphic novels.

The school library as part of the Scottish Borders library network and therefore through our Online Reservations we have access to all materials in public and school libraries.

The Library also supports the Careers Advisor by providing prospectuses and work opportunity information.

Finally, the Library is the home for the support services of InspireLearning.