Mackie Academy Library

 

Mackie Academy library is situated on the first floor of the Main Block, up one flight of stairs from reception.

The team of library staff will strive to ensure the needs of all pupils and staff are met.

Network Librarian: currently vacant

Library Assistants: Elayne Catto, Maggie Cornock

Relief Library Assistants: Elma Guthrie, Alona Cooney

The library is open from 8.15am before school, break, lunch and after school till 5.30pm where there is always a member of staff on hand to help as we have a homework club that runs from 3.30-5.30pm and is manned by staff from Mackie Academy.

The library is a central resource with over 6,000 items including books, graphic novels, audiobooks, study guides, past papers and a careers section.

Find out if we have the book you want by having a look at our online library catalogue: https://aberdeenshire.spydus.co.uk/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/MSGTRN/school/HOME

There are computers for pupils to access, for work during lesson time and homework club and for recreation during break and lunchtime.

There is a senior study area with further computers for pupils to access during study periods.

The library is an integral part of teaching and learning. Through S1 inductions, partnership working with teachers and pupils spending time in their library they will develop lifelong learning skills, information skills, and discover a love of reading. Pupils visit the library during class time to choose books for reading for pleasure or finding information and to use the computer.

The school is looking to develop a Library committee, consisting of staff and pupil representatives, so that we can maximise use of this great space. Further information on this will follow in the new school year.

The library houses a stationery shop so if pupils forget a pencil, rubber, ruler, calculator etc, no need to panic!

The library is a busy vibrant place and with author visits, book fairs, board games, puzzles for house points. There’s always something going on for pupils to get involved in!

If you have any questions or comments about the library please don’t hesitate to contact the school whilst the network librarian post is vacant.