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Student Library Guide

Library Opening Times

Students in Years 11-13 may use the Library from 8am for private study.

  • Monday 8.30am - 4.30pm
  • Tuesday 8.30am - 4.30pm
  • Wednesday 8.30am - 4.30pm
  • Thursday 8.30am - 4.30pm
  • Friday 8.30am - 4pm

Break & Lunch Times

Students are welcome to use the Library at break and lunch times, although there may be a restriction on numbers if it becomes very busy.


To see if the Library has a book, go to: valleypark.viat.org.uk and click the Quick Links tab at the top right. Select Library from the drop down list. Enter an author, title or subject in the Search box provided.

Homework Club

A supervised Homework Club takes place in the Library each day after school.  


  • The Library seats up to 150 students
  • Wider reading fiction and non-fiction books are available to loan for up to 2 weeks at a time
  • Textbooks, revision guides and other reference books are for use in the Library only
  • A collection of magazines is displayed for reading in the Library
  • DVDs and audio CDs may be borrowed for  2 days
  • Online library resources include JSTOR and Britannia School. Please ask the librarian for details
  • The Library has a colour photocopier/printer

Stationery Shop

The Stationery Shop is open at break and lunch times for the sale of essential equipment.

Student Librarians

Students can apply to train as a Student Librarian. An application form is available from the Librarian. Students can achieve a Student Librarian certificate and Badge on successful completion of their training.

Extra-Curricular Activities

  • The Maidstone Area Book Awards
  • YA Book Club
  • World Book Day
  • Competitions


  • No eating in the Library
  • Students may only drink water
  • Mobile phones are not be used without permission
  • Students should work quietly and with consideration for others
  • Students staying in the library should have a seat