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The Jackson Library

Welcome to ‘The Jackson Library’, which is dedicated to John Jackson, who was a Cove School governor between 1985 and 1995.

On joining Cove School pupils automatically become a member of the school library.

Pupils are issued with a library card which has their own individual ‘PIN’ number on.

Pupils may borrow up to 3 books at a time for a period of 3 weeks; loans may be renewed if necessary.

The library currently holds a catalogue of over 8000 resources including; fiction, non-fiction, large print books, quick-reads and graphic novels.

Newspapers and magazines are available to read within the library.


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A book is a dream that you hold in your hand.

Neil Gaiman


Self-Issue: Allows pupils to use the library and library resources independently by issuing their own library books using the self-issue scanner and computer.

Search Star: Allows pupils to search the library catalogue, using their PIN they can reserve and review any of our titles.

Pupil Librarians: Pupils are able to volunteer for break and lunchtime library duties and can become a pupil librarian on completing a short library induction session.

Post 16 Information: A wide selection of college and careers prospectuses, literature and information is available to upper school pupils.

Home Study Club: A dedicated Home study club which is open to all year groups and is fully staffed is held every day after school; Monday-Thursday 3.05pm-4pm.

The Edward Greene Suite: Is a computer room within the library, computers may be used by pupils during break and lunchtime and also as part of the Home study club.


Events and Activities

The library holds a series of exciting events throughout the school year.

Scholastic Book Fair: In December we host our annual which is held during lunchtimes and open to all pupils.

World Book Day: In March we celebrate with activities and events held in the library and around the school.

The Hampshire Book Award: is a local event which we take part in every year, the HBA will be open to year 8 pupils in the summer term 2016.

Author Visits: in June 2015 we were lucky to have Steve Feasey, a popular children’s author visit us and hold a workshop for year 7 pupils.

In March 2016 Andy Briggs, author of the Hero.net series of children’s books, will be visiting us to give a presentation to year 7 pupils.


The School Library is a well-used and popular area of the school, pupils are encouraged to use the library and its resources throughout the school day, and we aim to promote reading for pleasure by offering a friendly, helpful learning environment to all pupils.

Librarian: Mrs J. Powell

Pupil Librarian: Ellie Williams 8A1

Home Study Co-Ordinator: Mrs E. Jordan

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