Our Library is a welcoming, inclusive and supportive part of our Academy

It is an important source of knowledge for our young minds, with a wide range of resources that support our students learning and wellbeing.

We have a wide selection of both factual and fiction books which are constantly updated to interest our students and nurture a love of reading.
Students and staff can ask our Library Manager, Ms G Sykes, for any help or advice and check our library dashboard to see what we have to offer in the Library – click here for more information.

We have a number of computers that students can access for learning, homework, Hegaty Maths and Accelerated Reader.

Working with teachers we hold regular library lessons where students can research and study topics related to all subjects.

New – ebook lending platform

Students are now able to borrow eBooks from the exciting new eBook lending platform.

The library catalogue is full of bestselling, popular fiction titles and will offer your children a 24/7 access to a digital library in addition to the print library in school. Students can loan digital copies of books, these will automatically return after 2 weeks, or children can return them early in order to loan a new book.

The eBooks can be read on a computer, laptop, or through the free App on your tablets or smartphones.

Children can browse the collection or search for a specific book title, author or publisher and loan the book they choose. It is then assigned to them for the 2-week period.

To download the App, search “ePlatform” in the App store. Click on the app and then you will then need to search for the library which will be OUTWOOD ACADEMY HEMSWORTH and sign in.

Details of how to login will be given out to students in Tutor time and English lessons.

Accelerated Reader

Accelerated Reader is a software program that helps encourage and assist Year 7 literacy and reading with the support of our English team. Students read books from our Accelerated Reader section and take a small quiz after to earn word points for prizes.

Library Clubs

We hold homework clubs Monday to Friday from 8am – 8.25am, break, lunch and Monday to Thursday 2.30pm -4pm Friday 2.30-3.25pm

Enrichment Book Club

The Enrichment book club is for all age groups and is held evey Wednesday from 2.30pm with Mrs Allen. Refreshments and lively disscussions take place on everthing book related.


The Outwood Academy Hemsworth Library holds a number of events throughout the year including:
World Book Day
Harry Potter night
Guest speakers and Authors

Student Librarians

Students from Years 7 – P16 help the library run smoothly and are always happy to help organise and attend charity events. At Christmas they collected and wrapped donations to give to our local care home.

Library Opening Hours
Monday- Thursday 8:00am – 4:00pm
Friday- 8:00am- 3.25pm