There are three libraries at Claremont Fan Court School: The main Senior School Library in the Mansion, and two more in the Preparatory and the Pre-Preparatory and Nursery Schools.
Senior School Library
Located in one of the principal rooms of the Mansion, this contains some 8000 items – books, DVDs, newspapers, magazines and online resources, providing students with an invaluable resource for learning and reading for pleasure.
The SS Library catalogue can be searched online, and shows Library news, book reviews and links to online resources.
The Library is open throughout the school day from 8 am, and is popular for break and lunchtime activities such as chess.
Two networked computers are available, and there is wireless access to the network and internet for laptops.
Pageturners Book Club is held twice a term, and members chat about the current book over a picnic lunch. Please click here for details.
The Library produces a range of booklists, from new fiction to A level background reading, and also useful factsheets on topics such as writing CVs and bibliographies.
Holiday Reads for Summer 2017:
Senior School Reading Lists:
Preparatory School Library
At the Close, this has about 3200 items, including a new selection of audiobooks. The Preparatory School Library catalogue can also be searched online and shows book images, summaries, reviews and website links.
Pre-Preparatory and Nursery School Library
This is housed in the Pre-Preparatory and Nursery School Entrance Hall, with about 1500 books.
Library News and Events
The Library takes an enthusiastic part in promoting Book Weeks, World Book Day and National Poetry Day, and we regularly welcome authors, poets and illustrators to speak to our students and organise Book Fairs and other fun events.
Senior School Inter-Borough Literary Quiz
Once again CFCS took part in this challenging competition in March, held at Tiffins Boys School. In March 2018, our contenders were questioned on the books below..
WORLD BOOK DAY 2018
On 1 March 2018 Ross Welford, author of Time Travelling with a Hamster and What Not To Do If You Turn Invisible, visited CFCS. Ross Welford makes a habit of putting his characters in unusual situations: the star of his prize-shortlisted debut went time travelling, while Ethel, his new central character, unexpectedly becomes invisible. And his forthcoming new title, The 1,000 Year Old Boy, sounds just as original.