Secondary Library

The Bay CE School Library / Study Centre

Opening hours 08:30 – 14:30 


The Bay CE School Library / Study Centre
Enjoyment and Discovery

The Bay CE School Library / Study Centre is a delightful space for students to enjoy during break times and after school. Students are warmly welcomed to read for pleasure, satisfy their curiosity, complete homework or study in the peaceful environment.

Library Card
Each student is given a library card upon joining The Bay CE Secondary. The four-digit code found underneath the barcode is their username for Reading Cloud.

Temporary Break and Lunch Time Rota
**Break time review September 2021**
In order to maintain the social distancing of year groups, the library will continue to open to the following year groups on the following days: Mondays, Y8 on Tuesdays, Y9 on Wednesdays, Y10 on Thursdays and Y11 on Fridays. This arrangement will be reviewed as and when necessary.

Reading Cloud
Students can login to the Library resources catalogue via the Reading Cloud app, or via the internet at:
Students can access their account and keep track of their loans. They can renew books that are not yet overdue and search for book recommendations. The following Reading Cloud help sheets can be found here:

QUICK START – Reading Cloud app

QUICK START – Reading Cloud website

Reading Cloud Login poster

Star Review
Students are encouraged to write a review when they have finished reading a book. Reviews are written via the Reading Cloud app / website and, once approved, they are published on Reading Cloud for others to read. Each week, a Star Review is selected, awarded and published in our newsletter and website. Instructions on how to write a review in Reading Cloud can be found here:
How to write a great Star Review

A list of activities that students can do in the library that will count towards their PixlEdge can be found here:
PIXLEDGE In the Library

Students can borrow up to three books at a time. Students may renew their books as many times as necessary. The loan period is for two weeks (this doesn’t include school holidays). Books must be returned to library staff so that it can be removed from their account. Students will be expected to replace / pay for any unreturned books when they leave the school.

Fiction / Nonfiction
Students have access to an extensive collection of fiction, nonfiction books and books to support the curriculum. The library is organised in the following sections, all clearly labelled for ease of access: 101 Classic novels; Graphic novels; Social Issues; 14+ fiction; Fiction A-Z by author; Reference Books; Shakespeare; Modern Foreign Languages; Travel Guides and Books about the Isle of Wight. A map of the library can be found here:
Library map

Free e-reader apps
Isle of Wight Libraries offer free access to a wide variety of e-books, audiobooks and e-magazines via BorrowBox and Libby. They are free e-reader apps which you can login to if you have an Isle of Wight Public Library account. Instructions on joining your local public library can be found here:
FREE e-readers – how to join your local library

Please click here for a list of other free e-readers and reading goodies!

Reading – A Parent’s Guide
Please click here for a link to our Parent’s Guide to Supporting Reading

Recommended Reading
Please click here for a link to our Year 7 Recommended Reading List.

Please click here for a link to our Year 8 Recommended Reading List.

Please click here for a link to our Year 9 Recommended Reading List.

Please click here for a link to our Year 10 Recommended Reading List.

Please click here for a link to our Year 11 Recommended Reading List.

Please click here for a link a list of Popular Authors – Series and Trilogies.



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