Our Library

At Wilsthorpe we are proud of our Library which is a vibrant, well-loved and popular space. Our mission is to support the curriculum and also to promote reading for pleasure.  


Our collection contains over 7,000 fiction and information books for students and staff to use. We also stock over 200 films and hold newspapers and academic journals. In addition, we house a careers section. Students are generally allowed to borrow two items at a time, although further loans can be borrowed on agreement with the librarians. We also have 30 networked computers and a colour printer and photocopier for students to access throughout the school day. 

The Librarians produce a termly newsletter, to inform students of events, competitions, latest recommended reads, positive national news items and fun activities. 

Library Lessons, Clubs and Activities 

Students in Key Stage 3 have timetabled library lessons once a fortnight. This gives us an opportunity to recommend new and important works of fiction. We work collaboratively with the English department to ensure these lessons are interactive and informative. Students are also able to access the Library during break times and after school most days.  

Throughout the year we run various activities to promote reading for pleasure including, celebrating World Book Day, participating in author events and shadowing book awards including the Carnegie Award and the Derbyshire Schools’ Book Award. We also run after school clubs including: a Book Club, Chess Club, and Film Club. At Film Club students enjoy watching the latest movies and participating in fun activities such as stage make-up workshops. 

Opening times 

  • Monday           8.30 – 3.00 
  • Tuesday           8.30 – 4.00 
  • Wednesday    8.30 – 4.00 
  • Thursday         8.30 – 4.00 
  • Friday              8.30 – 3.00  

Library Managers 

Mrs Trickey BA MA MCLIP  Helena.Trickey@wilsthorpe.ttct.co.uk

Mrs Briggs MCLIP      Susan.Briggs@wilsthorpe.ttct.co.uk

Or library@wilsthorpe.ttct.co.uk