Library and Learning Hub 

The library and learning hub offers an extensive range of fiction, non-fiction, graphic novels and manga available for pupils to borrow, as well as a variety of magazine subscriptions covering topics from healthy eating recipes to the latest film reviews. With a diverse and modern fiction collection, dyslexia-friendly reading range, and audiobook subscription service for our SEN pupils, our library is an inclusive space that all members of our school community can enjoy. 

You can explore our library catalogue at home or on any mobile device via the AccessIt web app here:  

Check out our library catalogue here Accessit



The web app allows you to search for suitable reading materials, share book reviews, create your own reading lists, and place reservations. A helpful guide on how to use the AccessIt web app can be found below: 

Library Opening Hours

Please note: Pupils attending after-school clubs in the library will be asked to keep noise to a minimum to avoid disturbing pupils who wish to read quietly or study. 

Literacy Live 

As often as is possible we invite authors to visit Hebburn Comprehensive School to speak with our pupils about their writing careers and the inspiration behind their work. Our Year 7 pupils recently received a virtual visit from Carnegie-shortlisted author, Sophie Anderson who answered questions from pupils and discussed the writing process and inspiration behind her debut novel, The House with Chicken Legs. These sessions always prove immensely popular with our pupils and, as many studies have shown, are one of the most effective ways of engaging young people with reading. 

Opening Times and After School Clubs 

The library and learning hub is open Monday – Friday from 8am – 4pm (3:30pm close on Friday) 

We offer a range of after-school activities such as a manga / anime and comic club, creative writing groups, book discussion groups (with biscuits of course!) and a board game club. The library is also open before school from 8am for any pupil who wishes to read or study before the school day begins. 

Library After School Schedule
MondayManga / Graphic Novel Club2:45pm – 4:00pm
TuesdayKS3 Book Club2:45pm – 4:00pm
WednesdayKS4 Book Club2:45pm – 4:00pm
ThursdayCreative Writing Club2:45pm – 4:00pm
FridayBoard Game Club2:45pm – 4:00pm

Reading for Pleasure 

Did you know that reading for pleasure can help boost your grades? Research shows that pupils who enjoy reading are more likely to perform better in school than pupils who don’t. Reading for pleasure also increases your grammar and vocabulary skills and helps you develop a better understanding of other people and cultures. 

We run a number of initiatives to encourage reading for pleasure, such as: 

  • Book groups 
  • Book award “shadowing” 
  • Manga and comic clubs 
  • Creative writing workshops 
  • Reading challenges and competitions 


This term we are running a BOOKOPOLY reading challenge where you can collect raffle tickets for the end-of-term prize by reading books and completing reading-themed tasks! 

Check out the rules and download a reading log here! 

Bookopoly Rules V2

Bookopoly Reading Log

Bookopoly Prize Winner

We are also launching a Form Class Reading League where form classes in each year group compete to read the most books and be crowned reading champions, with the winning form group receiving an end-of-year party in the library! 

Library Newsletters

Library Newsletter Summer 2023

Student Librarians 

This term we are appointing student librarians to our new school library. Our student librarian team will be responsible for checking out books, creating displays, organising and maintaining the library, and providing advice and guidance to library users. Student librarians will play a huge role in the development of our school library, serving as reading role models for the whole school community while providing a student voice to ensure that all decisions made regarding our library reflect the needs and interests of our pupils.  

Our student librarian scheme features a full training programme, with bronze, silver and gold certifications awarded to pupils as they develop their knowledge and progress in their role as a student librarian. Pupils who participate in the programme will develop a number of skills and qualities such as improved self-esteem, an increased sense of responsibility and ownership, communication and problem-solving skills, and the ability to work as part of a team. Our student librarian team also get to enjoy perks such as out-of-school visits to bookshops and public libraries, first look at new books in the library, workshops with authors and guest speakers, and celebratory library parties and award ceremonies.