At the heart of Kings’ School is our extensive library. This well-stocked facility is well used by the whole school community. Many regular timetabled lessons take place in our library, and many subject teachers hold lessons in the space to utilise the resources.
Our pupils regularly enjoy visiting the library in their own time, either before or after school and during lunch break, to catch up with friends, complete homework, or simply read in a peaceful, warm, and welcoming environment.
Taking the lead in several annual events, the library serves as a venue and host for the annual Hampshire Book Award, the Service of Remembrance, and the tea party for the Old Boys of the St Thomas’s Association, among other highly valued experiences.
Our library also welcomes renowned authors each year who are invited to Kings’ to lead workshops and present to our pupils. Over past years we have been privileged to play host to Mark Lowery, Andy Briggs, Chris Bradford and, most recently, Adisa the performance poet. These events are always popular with our pupils who enjoy having the opportunity to meet famous authors and spend time chatting to them.
Revision materials and stationery can be purchased from the Kings’ second hand Shop. The opening times are Tuesday lunchtime for pupils and Thursday mornings 10.00am-11.00am for parents. Stationery can also be purchased from the library daily.