The library at Compass School Southwark is a vibrant space for students to enrich their studies or quietly read for pleasure.  Our librarian, Miss Quigley is always on hand to help students select just the right book together with our Library Assistant Miss Cooper!

“There is more treasure in books than in all the pirate’s loot on Treasure Island.” – Walt Disney

CSSbookmarkAll of our fiction books are colour coded according to reading ability.  Each term students receive bookmarks with their up to date reading level and book colours.  This allows students, under the watchful eye of Miss Quigley or Miss Cooper, to choose books of exactly the right difficulty to develop their reading.
There are many different types of books at each level from travel tales to epic sci-fi novels – there is something suitable for everyone!  As well as our growing collection of books, we also a range of magazines including BBC Music, National Geographic, Lonely Planet, Practical Photography and Grand Designs. We even have a section of football programmes, for students who are not yet confident reading novels but love to read about their local football team, Millwall FC!

A love of books and reading for has been shown to have a positive impact on student progress in all school subjects. Reading for pleasure at home has been linked to improved emotional health for students and even to potential for higher earning as adults.
We encourage all parents and carers to talk to their child about what they are currently reading.  Why not take some time out in the evening to sit with your child and listen to them read.

After school, students can access the library to: complete homework, take part in projects and clubs staying until 6pm if they wish.

Opening times

The library is open to students every break (10.40 – 11.00) and lunch time (13.00 – 13.30 for KS3 and 14.00 – 14.30 for KS4) to check out books, read our books and magazines or use the laptops to study.

After school students can access the library to complete homework or revise until 6pm if they wish.