JAGS Library is at the heart of the school and has a central role in JAGS’ proud record of academic achievement. Purpose-designed, the Library carries a huge stock of fiction and non-fiction books,
newspapers and periodicals, laptops and PCs, and other materials for individual and classroom study. Professionally-qualified Library staff work closely with academic departments to ensure that Library material is up to date and relevant to coursework and the girls’ wider interests.
The Library is a place for quiet study, where girls can optimize the use of free periods and discover for themselves the boundless information that is contained in the resources provided. There are school wide links for staff and girls to access our comprehensive online resources via the Library Online Bookshelf, from encyclopaedias to academic articles on JSTOR as well as the Library catalogue. We also have membership of The London Library and The British Library and can obtain any items required for research purposes.
JAGS Library is open before the school day starts and after it finishes, and throughout the lunch period; staff are always on hand to advise and guide. We can help girls find the right book to read and help them to develop their skills to become lifelong learners.
Topical displays and quizzes are a regular feature of the Library, and there are always new books and new information sources to peruse. We hold author events each term and support school Book Clubs. We welcome student involvement in the Library through the Duke of Edinburgh programme. Students can also sign up as Library Form Monitors. For borrowers and browsers, the Library offers a service to the whole school community.