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About the Library

Who are we?

Our Library is a vibrant and welcoming space for reading and working.

It is staffed by the Librarian, Miss Masztalerz, and a team of Pupil Librarians. There will be Pupil Librarian positions available soon, we will keep you posted on how to apply.

When are we open?
The Library is open every day at break, lunchtime, and after school for Homework Club.

The Library is open for certain year groups on certain days at break and lunchtime. It is open after school every day for all year groups and Homework Club:

Break & Lunch

Monday Year 7 Year 9
Tuesday Year 7 Year 9
Wednesday Year 8 Year 10
Thursday Year 8 Year 10 & 11
Friday Book Clubs Year 11 & Book Clubs

After School

Monday – Thursday: 2.50pm – 4.00pm
Friday: 2.50pm – 3.30pm

Where are we?

The Library is opposite the Learning Support Unit on the First Floor of the school building.

What do we have?

The Library has 4 desktop computers and 15 laptops available for homework and school related internet research.

There are comfortable seats and bean bags for pupils to read and relax on, and plenty of desks to sit and work at.

We have over 5000 books for pupils to read in the Library or borrow and take home. There is a wide selection of fiction, non-fiction, manga, and graphic novels. We also have a number of magazines and comics which pupils can read in the Library.

Suggestions for new books are welcomed. Please see Miss Masztalerz in the Library, or email librarian@philipshigh.co.uk with any suggestions.

Pupils and staff can search for books using the Library Web App. They can log in to the Web App to access their Library Account using their usual school log in details. Once logged in, pupils can see what books they have out on loan, renew and reserve books, and leave book reviews.


  • Pupils can borrow up to 3 items for up to 3 weeks.
  • Popular books can be reserved by pupils.
  • Books can be renewed for another 3 weeks if they have not been reserved by another pupil.
  • There are no fines for overdue books. However, if pupils get an overdue notice they should return their books as soon as possible. Pupils will not be able to borrow any more books until overdue items are returned.
  • If a book is not returned, a replacement cost will be charged.

E-Book Library
All pupils can borrow and read e-books online on a tablet, phone, or computer by logging into the e-book platform: https://philipshigh.eplatform.co/account/logon 

Your User ID is your School ID, and the password is PHSLibrary

Pupil Librarians

Pupils can apply to be a Pupil Librarian. Pupil Librarians help to run the School Library by assisting other pupils with enquiries and locating books.

For more information about the role of a Pupil Librarian and how to apply, please contact Miss Masztalerz.

Every year we celebrate World Book Day and run events which encourage and promote reading for pleasure.

We have regular visits from authors, and have welcomed Tony Walsh and Danny Weston to our school.