Horsenden School Library now has a stock of over 10,000 books. This stock includes fiction and non-fiction suitable for different ages and reading levels, young readers to promote independent reading and picture books to encourage early learning. Dual language books and audiocassettes can also be borrowed.
Reference books and children's book magazines provide quiet study time in the library. The library newsletter produced each term details new resources, book events etc.
Pupils from Year 1 to Year 6 are timetabled for Library each week. Reception teachers select books from the library as class based resources. The stock is catalogued using a computerised system. Children are given a bar coded personal identification number. This number is scanned when they borrow library books. Resources are issued on a two-week loan and reminders are sent to the borrower if a book is overdue. If a book is lost or damaged a letter is sent to the parent/carers asking for replacement costs.
The library aims to represent a balance between supporting the curriculum and meeting the individual needs and interests of pupils.