Library News

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.


Published: Thu 10 Jan 2013

Why spend money with Amazon when you can borrow the very latest books and CDs for free, and DVDs for £1.00 a week? Log in to your account on our catalogue, select any item and then choose the library you'd like to collect it from on the drop down menu. Don't worry about getting carried away and ending up with piles of books and DVDs; create your own wish list then when you have time work your way through your list at your leisure. 

Register with library elf and you’ll receive e-mails telling you when your items are available for collection and warning you a few days before they’re due back. Check out our audio download service for books to listen to delivered straight to your pc, iPod or most MP3 devices.

If your New Year’s resolution is to read, watch and listen more but spend less, then use your local library and we’ll help you do just that!