The atrium library is situation in a central location, accessible to all students and staff. It is primarily focused on resources for KS3-4 students. It has designated general fiction, teen fiction (including some adult titles), non-fiction, wellbeing, manga and graphic novel, and Pride sections. The library offers a supportive and relaxed environment whilst upholding Taverham High’s school values. It has both text books and computers that students can study from. During exam sessions, noise levels are reduced, welcoming a more studious atmosphere.

The sixth form study centre houses the sixth form library; resources are curriculum focused and some adult and young adult fiction novels are available for students to borrow. The library also subscribes to a variety of online journals and magazines to aid wider reading and learning.

Opening times

Monday-Thursday 8:15 am – 4:00 pm

Students are welcome to visit the library during their social times and before their first lesson.

If the library is shut and a student wishes to return a book, they may hand it in to reception, or use the returns box.

Games are available Monday and Friday break and lunch times.

Book borrowing

Students can borrow two books for 30 days. These books can be renewed a further two times. They are responsible for the books they borrow and we ask them to return their books, or renew them, on time and in good condition. Lost or damaged books will need to be replaced or paid for.

Library Lessons

KS3 students (Years 7, 8 and 9) have a fortnightly library lesson as part of their English curriculum. These lessons are split between the library and a computer room. Students read both independently and follow a class read before completing a lesson on Bedrock Vocabulary, a literacy programme.

Reading for pleasure

Reading for pleasure is a key focus for the library and the wider school. We have over 9,000 books including new fiction, non-fiction, graphic novels, manga, Pride collections, wellbeing collections, adult fiction and classic fiction. We are constantly updating the resources, ensuring we are reflective, following borrower trends and favourites. We aim to provide texts that are accessible to a wide range of reading and offer dyslexic friendly texts, short stories and picture books.

Students are encouraged to choose a variety of books, inside and outside their comfort zone, and explore the space and their wider reading. They are expected to have a reading book with them as part of their school equipment.

We encourage students to request new titles, genres or areas of interest.


Monday after school: Chess Club

Tuesday lunch: Book Club

Thursday lunch: Pride Group