St Anne's Catholic School Library

Our Librarian is Miss Vlismas and she is here to help you find the books and resources you need.

The Library plays a key role in the cultural and social life of the school. It is a central hub for reading, book groups, accessing information, knowledge building and lively discussion.

If you have any questions or would like to request a book for the Library then please come and see Miss Vlismas in person.


This page contains general information on:

  1. .. Opening Hours. 1
  2. .. Clubs & Activities. 2
  3. .. Accelerated Reader 2
  4. .. GCSEpod. 3
  5. .. Other Useful Links. 5


1.        Opening Hours

Monday:  8:00am - 4:30pm

Tuesday:  8:40am - 4:30pm

Wednesday:  8:00am - 4:30pm

Thursday:  8:00am - 4:30pm

Friday:  8:00am - 3:30pm


2.        Clubs & Activities

Homework Club

Mon – Thu

3:30pm – 4:30pm

The Library and LEX are open after school, giving you a quiet place to do homework, access the internet or catch up on some reading. Miss Vlismas is available to help with homework and find books.


Reading Groups

Various dates

and times

We run reading groups to follow several book awards, including the CILIP Carnegie Medal and the Southampton Favourite Book Award.


Author Visits

Various dates

and times

Throughout the year we arrange visits from different authors. They give talks on their books, creative writing and the process of getting published.



3.        Accelerated Reader

Accelerated Reader is a tutor time activity that all Year 7 and 8 students take part in. On average it improves reading age by two years in just one academic year, whilst also encouraging reading for pleasure. It is a powerful tool for monitoring and managing independent reading. Using information generated by the software, teachers can help students select books that are challenging enough to keep them improving, but not so difficult as to cause frustration. In addition, it helps teachers to monitor students’ vocabulary growth, literacy skills development and reading skills.

You and your family can monitor your progress on Renaissance Home Connect. You should already have your login details. If not, please see Miss Vlismas.


Does your favourite book have a quiz? Want to find a book at the right level? Use AR BookFinder to help you.


4.        GCSEpod

Available at on computers, smartphones and tablets, or on Apple devices via the GCSEpod 2.0 app

Over 3,500 audio-visual podcasts

Designed to squeeze exactly the right knowledge you need for exam success into short 3-5 minutes chunks

Helps you with learning, homework and revision

Watch the student walk through video here


5.        Other Useful Links


Southampton School Library Service eBook Lending Facility | Our digital library. Logins available from the Library.

Southampton Library Catalogue | Can’t find the book you want in school? See if the city libraries have a copy.

Book Trailers | Bringing books to life

Writes of Passage | 50 books that will change your life

StoryCraft Videos | Creative writing advice from amazing authors

BBC Radio Solent interview | 11 of our students were interviewed for World Book Day 2015 on BBC Radio Solent  



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