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Sir Jonathan North College

Sir Jonathan North College

Library (Learning Resource Centre)

The Learning Resource Centre (LRC) offers students a wide range of up-to-date books to borrow, a place to study independently and a range of events and activities in which to participate.

Sir Jonathan North is keen to provide enrichment opportunities for students, to showcase their talents and develop new ones. Each term, the LRC runs a range of competitions and activities to coincide with national events for example World Book Day, May Month of Maths, Chinese New Year, Science Engineering Week and religious festivals. In addition, students have taken part in the Summer Reading Challenge, Reading Rampage and the Carnegie Book Award. The LRC has also welcomed visiting authors and poets.

The LRC regularly promotes local, regional and national competitions. This year Sir Jonathan North students have been in the 50 runners up in the national Book Buzz Design a Book cover competition, a finalist in the Staffordshire Snap Poetry competition, and national winners in the Bloomsbury Harry Potter competition and the Simon and Schuster monologue competition. Sir Jonathan North is rightly proud and delighted with the success of these students and enjoys promoting and celebrating their success.

Opportunities to get Involved

There are various opportunities provided for students to get involved in the LRC. There is a committee which meets termly and feeds back student ideas and suggestions, as well as helping to organise LRC events. Students are invited to attend Book Clubs, write book reviews and blogs, which are then posted on line for other students to read.


The ReadInspiration blog has been created to inspire students to read from various genres of literature. This blog has links to SJNCC student reviews, comments, book trailers, author trailers and movie trailers.

Learning Resource Centre General Information

Opening Times:

Monday to Friday 8.15 am - 3.30 pm term time.


Years 7 – 9 are allowed to borrow

  • 1 Fiction book
  • 1 Non-fiction book
  • 1 DVD
  • 1 Book from the Family Reading collection

Year 10 – 11

  • As above but they may borrow 2 fiction items.

Students are allowed to borrow resources for 2 weeks. Books and resources can be returned directly to the library or via one of the Drop Book boxes located in Main Reception or the Dining Hall.

Overdue Procedure

When books are overdue, parents will receive a text or notification encouraging them to remind their daughter to return the items she has borrowed. Students who fail to return items on time will also be spoken to by a senior member of staff.

Additional Resources

Use the following links to other useful information.

Book Trust - inspire a love for reading 

Love Reading 4 Schools

The Guardian - Children's Books Site