About the Library


School Library is opened every day, Monday to Friday, from 8.45 to 15.45.
Students may come to the library before school, during their break time, at lunch time and after school before 15.45 or with a teacher during their library lesson.
Fiction and non-fiction books may be borrowed for 14 days, and renewed once.
Textbooks are issued to the Secondary School students in the library and must be returned at the end of each academic year.


John Cabot University - The Frohring Library


In order to prepare students to be successful in the extended essay process, the Southland's librarian works closely with the Frohring Library at John Cabot University. As a result of this cooperation, year 12 students have an opportunity to visit the university library for a day, have a session with their librarian and a chance of exploring the collection and borrow resources.


On-line Database


All Southands’ students have access to on-line databases below. For access to subscribed databases please contact the librarian for your password.


Southlands Library Catalogue (password required)


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Britannica School (password required)


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Image Quest (password required)


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World Data Analyst (password required)


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Questia (password required)


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Churchill Archive (free access)


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Harvard System of Referencing (free access)


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note 1. – The Anglia Ruskin University Library has kindly allowed us to use the Guide
note 2. - You may use the guide providing you acknowledge the original source as Anglia Ruskin University Library in your essay.


Cite This For Me (free access)


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Donate a Book


We are always happy to accept book donations from our parents and students. However, the Library’s collection is carefully checked to ensure that materials are relevant and of interest to our students. Disposition of any material donated will be at the discretion of the Library (out-of-date, not appropriate or items not in good condition to keep).