Senior Pupil Book Choice
The Bookmaze lists books that are suitable for your personal study. It you do not know what you are looking for go to the Advanced Search option. This allows you to specify the type of book you are looking for by genre, theme and level(Int 1, 2, Higher or Advanced Higher.
Library Thing:James Hamilton Acadamy list only books for peronal study. You can read reviews by clicking on the title. You can narrow your seacrh by using the tags to search by genre or level.
Highland Council's website allows you to search Higher English books by author, title or theme.
Fiction books are arranged in alphabetical order by the author’s surname
eg the Harry Potter books would be found in the 'R' section of the library because they are written by JK Rowling.
Non-fiction Books (information books) are arranged by the Dewey Decimal System.
The Dewey Decimal splits the library into subject sections and gives each of these subjects a number. The numbers range from 001-999.
e.g. 440 – French language
This material can be accessed during visits to the library but it must remain in the library at all times.
The librarian is available to help locate resources and offer advice on book selection.
Computers in the library can be used to access the internet or to prepare essays, investigations etc. Computers should be used for school related purposes only, playing games is not permitted.
The careers library is located in the LRC.
Careers information including university and college prospectuses can be found in the library.
Resources in the careers library are colour coded to help pupils find information more easily. Posters explaining the colour coded system are displayed in the library.
Much of the careers material can also be borrowed.
The careers advisors conduct interviews in the careers library. Interviews usually take place on a Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.
Appointments can be made with the careers advisors by placing a interview request card in the careers box. This box is situated in the careers library.