Library News

Published: Thu 20 Feb 2014

Pupils have the opportunity in selecting the winner of the Stan Lee Excelsior Award 2014. The School Library has a copy of each of the short listed graphic novel titles along with voting forms for pupils to select their favourite. Pupils will be able to borrow books using their smartcard and completing a permission form. Any pupil who would like to participate in the award selection should contact Mr Plain in the School Library by 28th February 2014.

Published: Mon 3 Feb 2014

As part of National Libraries Week, the School Library is holding a Book Amnesty from the 3rd - 7th February 2014. During this time pupils can return any overdue material (including department textbooks) to any East Lothain Library without any questions asked on time overdue.

Published: Sat 26 Oct 2013

East Lothian Libraries have recently launched a FREE On-line Magazine service.

The titles currently available are:
25 Beautiful Homes; Amateur Photographer; Computer Shopper; CrossStitcher; Digital Camera World; Economist; Essentials; Health and Fitness; Horse and Hound; Ideal Home; Kitchen Garden; MacUser; Marie Claire; Mountain Biking UK; National Geographic; Newsweek; Papercraft Inspirations; Sailing Today; SFX; Teen Now; Total Film and Woman & Home Feel Good Food.

To access the service as a member of staff, or pupil, you must create a FREE account using your staff card number (see Mr Plain for further instructions), pupils use their Young Scot card number to register. There are a few simple steps to follow to create your account; once you have completed them you will have access to current and some back issues of the titles mentioned above.

FREE Zinio Reader app available for iPhone; iPad; Android; Kindle Fire/HD; Blackberry; Nook HD/HD+; PC & Mac.

The link to the service is here and it is also available on the school library webpage. If you have any questions regarding the service please just ask Mr Plain and he will do his best to answer them.

Published: Wed 18 Sep 2013

The Scholastic Book-Fair arrives into Knox Academy Library week beginning 23rd September 2013. The Fair will be available to pupils from Tuesday the 24th to browse and purchase books; posters and stationery items.

The School Library will begin to receive commission to use in the Scholastic Bookshop once purchases reach £300. On reaching this 25% will be awarded to the School Library. The amount of commission rises as further totals are reached until 60% commission from purchases of £800 + is met.

Your support during Book-Fair is greatly appreciated and the commission earnt allows the School Librarian, Mr B. Plain, to replace damaged stock and obtain copies of teen bestsellers to enhance School Library stock.

Published: Thu 22 Aug 2013

All pupils are reminded that you must have your Young Scot card to get department textbooks and library material issued onto you library record.

This is to comply with Data Protection and East Lothian Library Procedures.

You should not allow material for friends to be issued onto your card. If they lose or damage the item, you will be responsible for the replacement charge of the item on your record.

If you have lost or your card is no longer working please see Mr Plain for an application form for a new card.