Bolton School Senior Girls


We have two fine libraries in the Senior School: the main library for Years 9 to 13 and the Turret Library for Years 7 and 8. Together, these libraries provide study and research facilities, as well as an impressive choice of recreational reading. Advice is on hand from our Chartered Librarians and their team.

A wide range of information sources is available for loan to support the curriculum. There are DVDs, newspapers, magazines, sheet music and CDs. In the Turret Library there is a collection of French, German and Spanish resources. A network of 22 computers allows pupils to access the Internet, their own work areas and the library catalogue.

The library is open from 8.30am throughout the school day and pupils are welcome to use it whenever they are free. Teachers make good use of the facilities, often bringing in classes to research specific topics.

Girls play an active role in the library, helping behind the counter, taking part in reading groups and competitions and attending sessions by visiting authors.

October 2016 saw Bolton School host the launch of the Bolton Children’s Fiction Book Award. The blog for children to leave their comments on the books can be found at


The Senior School Library

Bali Rai

Bali Rai, author, talks to pupils in the Turret Library