For World Book Day, Swanmore College Library has created a quiz. There will be a prize of a £10 Book Token for the winner, and a £5 Book Token for the runner up. There are 40 questions, and in the event of a tie, we will select the student with the fastest time. We will close the competition for prize entries at 9am on Thursday 12 March. Students will still be able to complete the quiz after this time but will be unable to win the prizes.

The link has been posted to years 7 and 8 in their Accelerated Reading class as a homework.

The link to the quiz is here

We are also holding a Book Amnesty. If you child has an overdue book, and can’t find it, you may do one of the following:

Buy a replacement book-a good quality second hand copy is acceptable

If you cannot replace the book, we are happy to accept and alternative book that you think would be popular in our library. The book must be:

  • Of a good quality
  • Suitable for teenagers
  • A fairly new publication, no more than three years old, or a book which is still a current read
  • Please take these books into the library to be checked for suitability.

Alternatively, you may pay for the missing book.

Do you know that you can join Hampshire Libraries on line and gain access to thousands of books as well as copies of magazines and comics completely for free? Unfortunately, students under 16 cannot join online, they do need to be taken into one of our local libraries to join including: Bishops Waltham, Fareham, Winchester, Locks Heath, Eastleigh and Hedge End, however you can-and it really is easy. Just follow this link and the instructions:

Good luck, and happy reading!

Mrs Payne and Mrs Elliott
Swanmore College Library


Recommended Reads


A wide range of books for academic work and reading for pleasure is stocked and arranged in the same way as a public library:

Fiction books are arranged alphabetically by author’s surname.

Non-fiction books are arranged using the Dewey Decimal Classification Scheme.

There are also Reference Books such as dictionaries, encyclopaedias, altases, etc which may not be borrowed.

There are also many DVDs for borrowing, but these are for overnight only.  Failure to return an overnight loan on time will result in a small fine per day.

Other Resources

  • Computers connected to the college network and the Internet
  • A specialist careers section featuring local college prospectuses
  • Recent copies of national and local newspapers
  • A selection of current magazines
  • A photocopier
  • A guillotine


All books, except those marked Reference, may be borrowed for two weeks.  After that time, pupils are expected either to renew the loan or return the item.  Pupils may usually borrow up to four items of any one time.

The Library’s catalogue, called SearchStar, is available on the college network on the Internet homepage.

Library Opening Hours

Before College 7.30 am – 8.25 am
Lunch Break 11.00 am – 11.25 am
Break 1.35 pm – 1.55 pm

The Library will be closed between break times for lessons.

Homework Club

Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, 3.00 pm – 4.30 pm

Online Resources

eBook Platform
Access our eLibrary anywhere, anytime, on multiple devices.

Accelerated Reader
To find out more about Accelerated Reader click here.