Useful Links (more information below)
The library stocks a comprehensive range of non-fiction books that supports the curriculum and provides the opportunity for wider reading.Promoting a culture of reading in school is one of the core aims of the library. The library promotes reading for pleasure and has an excellent range of fiction which is well-used by students. As well as classics and modern fiction, this includes Manga titles, graphic novels and a ‘quick read’ section. The fiction range is constantly being updated to reflect recently published titles and students are encouraged to make recommendations.
The library is not open to students in the usual way at the moment, however students can still borrow books by emailing their requests to firstname.lastname@example.org Books will be delivered to students via coaching or English lessons. The AHS Library catalogue (Reading Cloud) is available online, so students can search for books they would like to borrow. Students can access the catalogue by clicking on the Reading Cloud logo further down this page.
Students can return library books by placing them in the blue ‘Returned Library Books’ box, which is located just inside the library entrance.
AHS eLIBRARY is our online digital fiction library containing over 1000 eBooks. It offers a wide variety of YA fiction, classics and Accelerated Reader titles which students can read online or download 24/7.
Click on the logo below to access the AHS eLibrary homepage, then sign in to your eLibrary account to borrow an audio or eBook. Use your school email address as your username and your usual school password to sign in.
Accelerated Reader is an online tool that allows Y7 students to select challenging and entertaining reads. The programme offers quizzes on each book, so that teachers can monitor reading progress.
Click the logo below to take an Accelerated Reader book quiz.
Reading Cloud is the AHS Library Catalogue. It lists all our resources and many useful websites.
Log in to Reading Cloud by clicking the logo below to search for books, view loans and write reviews.
Use the Links section on the Reading Cloud homepage to access digital resources, other library catalogues and AR bookfinder.
Reading Cloud Username = Your school email address (eg S………@students.allertonhigh.org.uk)
Reading Cloud Password = Your usual school password
The Allerton High e-book platform has a number of GCSE and A level e-textbooks which are available for students to access 24/7. The platform also includes English set texts and some fiction titles.
Students can access the VLe-book platform through their Office365 login
The librarian, Ms Warnock, works closely with the English department. The literacy coordinator and librarian organise a reading support club for students in Y7. Under this scheme Post-16 students are offered the opportunity to train as reading mentors and to support younger students with their reading.
The library benefits from having strong links with the School Library Service, Leeds public libraries and Ilkley Literature Festival. This enables us to regularly have authors in school and also to take students to book events in the city.