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Welcome to the library webpages!

These webpages aim to provide information about the school library
and the services it offers.

Latest Information can also be found on
Stromness Academy Library Blog

Library Glow pages can be found at
Stromness Academy Library Glow Pages

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The mission of the School Library is to serve the pupils and staff of Stromness Academy by providing a sizable space and adequate resources suitable for study, research and investigation, whilst also encouraging a love of books and reading thus enabling them to become effective independent life-long learners. The Librarian working in collaboration with SMT and teaching staff can accomplish the mission, with sufficient funding and resources.
To help accomplish the Mission Statement, and meet the needs of pupils and staff, the library at Stromness Academy aims to:

  • To provide an environment suitable for private study, research and investigation and to support learning and teaching.
  • To enhance the quality of learning and teaching in all areas of the curriculum.
  • To support Curriculum for Excellence experiences and outcomes, in particular those that are the “responsibility of all”: Literacy, Numeracy and Health & Wellbeing.
  • To provide a wide range of resources and equipment for all learning and teaching needs enriching and supplementing resources available in the classroom.
  • To provide effective organisation of resources and facilities and providing access to these at the time of need.
  • To provide library resources which will stimulate and promote the interest of pupils in learning for themselves.
  • To encourage, through the development of Library and Information Literacy Skills, independent learning.
  • To encourage pupils to gain an enthusiasm for books and recreational reading.
  • To provide access to and promote the use of ICT for a range of purposes: Word processing / database / spreadsheets, etc Internet; Glow

Library web pages created by Frances Sinclair, Librarian

Library pages updated March 2015