Welcome to the Skagerak Library
Come in and take a look around…
Our library is divided between two sites: Junior and Senior. The Junior section is further divided into a PYP and MYP area, and has a range of non-fiction, fiction and picture books to suit all ages. We have books in Norwegian and English, and are working to expand our Mother-tongue selection to support the many different languages our students use at home.
Younger classes visit the library once a week with their teacher or Ms Brattested to choose books. Older students drop in independently. They also have an MYP area with older fiction and a self-study space available for group and individual work.
There are plans underway to develop the Junior library further, to make the space in the PYP section more accessible for our youngest readers … this is a work in progress, but we have already expanded our Norwegian collection with lively new titles and have some smart new Fairy-tale book crates in place for our smallest readers.
The Senior section is a recent addition housed in the High School Building. It operates a self-checkout system for students. This part of the library has a range of subscription magazines, and a growing non-fiction section designed to support the Diploma Programme. It is already proving itself an invaluable space for self-study and research, group work and independent reading.
Our new library website launched this year. Links to the Follett Destiny catalogue can be found there, together with many other resources, links and information. The site is divided into Junior or Senior library to reflect the two sites. Some of the pages relating to subjects and curriculum links may still be under construction, but there is plenty to explore already.
We hope it will be a ‘first-stop’ for support and information on research and information literacy, academic honesty and citation, or simply reading for pleasure and what’s on in the library.
Our two librarians (Ms Budd and Ms Brattested), are happy to help with any queries you may have.