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Harden Library

The Harden Library is named after a former Headmaster and Chaplain in the 1920s, Bishop John Mason Harden. The aim of the library is to promote reading for pleasure, to support the curriculum and to enable independent learning. The collection includes print, electronic and multimedia resources.

If reading this on a mobile/tablet please scroll down for links and downloads.

The library collection can be searched on the link below. 

Information Literacy skills classes are held for pupils throughout the year. These include topics on promoting academic honesty and avoiding plagiarism; how to make the most of the library collection; and tips on searching for quality resources online. See below for Prep study hours.


The Harden Library stocks a wide variety of resources:

  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction / Reference
  • Online Library Catalogue (Dewey system)
  • AR Book check 
  • Multimedia - audio books, DVDs etc
  • 6 PCs with internet access
  • Periodicals
  • Daily newspapers
  • Study Guides
  • Careers Library

Further Information:

The aim of the library is to promote reading for pleasure and to support the curriculum. Information Skills classes are available for all subjects and run throughout the year.

Link to Library Catalogue

Opening Hours:

The Opening Times for pupils this year are:-

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday:- Lunchtime and after school until 5.30pm

Wednesday:- 2.00 - 4.00 p.m.

Evening Prep:- Mon-Fri:- 7.00 - 9.10 p.m.

School Librarian:

Joan Kelly B.A., HDipLIS

Email: Twitter @TheHardenLib

  • King's Hospital Harden Library