Useful Links

Useful Links

Parliament Hill

High Achieving andHappy

The Library

Use Heritage, the online catalogue to search or reserve your book -

All students and staff are currently able to borrow e-books and audio books using the e-reader platform in the link above. Log in details are available from tutors or by contacting Maddie Rayner the school librarian directly.  Up to two E-books or audio books can be borrowed for a two week period and are automatically returned so students don't have to worry about late fees. 

The Library

A wide range of resources are on offer, as well as books students have access to a range of newspapers and magazines in both electronic and hard-copy format, there is also access to visual subscription services e.g. National Theatre online. At Sixth form our cross-curricular resources include Philip Allen subject reviews and the JSTOR academic journal database. 

Students have half termly library lessons in Year 7 and 8 and thereafter the library collaborates with teachers across a number of subjects to provide training in research skills and information literacy. The library also supports the research elements of the EPQ in Years 12 and 13.

Opening times:

Monday - Friday 8.30am - 4.30pm including lunch and break times.


  1. The Fiction room – Pupils can browse the collection physically or by using the online catalogue. Students can borrow two books at a time and recommendations are peppered throughout this vibrant space. There is also a collection of senior fiction for sixth formers and staff as well as French and Spanish literature for our bilingual readers.
  2. The Non fiction Room – this room houses our subject books covering the full Year 7 -13 curriculum. During lessons and after school this part of the library is a designated silent study area. 
  3. The Careers room – a fully staffed specialist careers library for students to find our more about their FE and post-16 options.
  4. The Archive room – capturing the rich history of Parli's school past and the local area. The precious and varied artefacts in this room can be accessed by visitors and are available to view by appointment only.
  5. The Audio & Visual hub   a place for students to listen to podcasts and music, access films and performances.

Clubs & Events

In collaboration with the English, Citizenship, History and wellbeing departments, the library runs various book clubs for students to share their enjoyment of reading.

Parliament Hill library's events diary has always been full! Organised and run by students we celebrate National Poetry Day, World Book Day, the Carnegie Shadowing Scheme, just to name a few.

You can keep abreast of news, reviews and upcoming events by following the Parli_library Instagram account.


The library is managed by the librarian Maddie Rayner alongside a team of student volunteers. If you have any recommendations for texts or suggestions for events she would love to hear them.

Student wishing to volunteer to join the Library Action Group can do so by coming to see Ms Deja directly.

If you're a parent would like to volunteer to support the library (e.g. supporting reading groups, helping with events) please email Maddie Rayner

Computers, printing & photocopying

As well as the desktop computers in the main library space, there are 30 laptops which can be booked for lessons. At break and lunch these computers can be used by students for independent work. 

Students have an allocated weekly budget for printing and photocopying, there is a colour photocopier located in the library.