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Harden Library

The Harden Library is named after Bishop John Mason Harden, a former headmaster and chaplain in the 1920s. The aim of the library is to promote reading for pleasure, to support the curriculum and to enable independent learning.

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.


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

Opening hours

Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri: Lunchtime and after school until 5.30pm
Wednesday: 2pm-4pm
Evening Prep: Mon-Fri: 7pm-9.10pm

Librarian: Joan Kelly B.A., HDipLIS

Twitter @TheHardenLib

Great Reads Awards

This is an initative by the School Library Association of Ireland, which recognises first-time authors of young adult fiction. Click here for Great Reads Awards photos and video, and find out more about voting for the Great Reads Awards.