Welcome to the Learning Resource Centre

The Learning Resource Centre (LRC) at William Hulme’s Grammar School is a central hub for learning and enrichment.  A hive of activity that sits at the heart of the school, the LRC can be found in the Zochonis building, adjacent to the English Department.

We are open daily, providing support in two main areas: independent learning and reading for pleasure.  As a Read Manchester School Champion, with wonderful partnership agreements with Manchester Libraries and Read Manchester, we are committed to providing access to exciting and informative reading materials that will ensure our already thriving reading culture is maintained.

With a varied and constantly updated range of fiction and non-fiction titles, the LRC will have something of interest to help you foster a love of books and refine your reading skills.  We also offer a range of extra-curricular opportunities that focus on developing wellbeing and wider involvement in literacy.

In addition to our varied book collections, we support homework and research needs through computer access and printing facilities, made available in our well-equipped IT Suite.

The LRC Manager, Miss Daly, is very keen to ensure we are a student-led library that takes pride in engaging our young people in a variety of creative ways.  Students can become Library Prefects or Reading Buddies, they can produce their own displays to brighten the library walls, publish film and book reviews and even organise enrichment and charity events for their peers, often meeting authors and poets as a result.  There is also the opportunity to get involved in a number of House competitions delivered by the LRC and the English Department, including ‘Book of the Month’ and ‘Poem of the Week'.

As well as working closely with teaching staff to guarantee we continue to stock relevant and appropriate academic materials to supplement the curriculum, we encourage our students to make recommendations of titles they would like to read or have read before and wish to make available for others to enjoy.  

Above all, we want our students to access the resources they need easily and with confidence and strive to offer a learning environment that also serves as a welcoming space.  With a bustling atmosphere and sense of community, the LRC really is the place to be!

Opening Hours:

The LRC is operating temporary opening hours and is available for access during lunchtimes to Year 11 students only.  We are restricting numbers and booking is required.  Students can speak to Miss Daly or a Prefect to find out more.  We are also continuing to welcome those students in KS3 through their English lessons.  

There is currently no access to the LRC at break times or after school, as we are encouraging students to leave the premises promptly and make their way home.

Despite the necessary restrictions, we are still offering a loan and return service to enable our students to enjoy the ever-increasing range of resources available in the library.  Further information about our new online library system and access to books can be found under the 'Library Catalogue' tab (coming soon).

With many thanks for your support and understanding during this time.

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