A library is not a luxury but one of the necessities of life.

— Henry Ward BEECHER

The O’Brien Library at St Mary’s is located in the heart of the school. Through our fiction and non-fiction collections we aim to educate, inspire, challenge and motivate our young people.

Key roles for the Library are:

We achieve these through providing:


The O’Brien Library and ICT room are open at the following times:

Monday                               9am - 4.30pm

Tuesday – Friday              8am – 4.30pm

We recognise and celebrate the contribution that family and friends make to developing our young people as readers and parents are welcome to contact the librarian for tips on supporting their child. If you would like some advice as to what your child could read next, or want to try out some young adult fiction for yourself please email Emma Halford at

“All reading makes a difference, but evidence suggests that reading for pleasure makes the most”
Reading: the next steps, Supporting higher standards in schools.  Department for Education March 2015 p17



Upcoming Events

01 Sep

Pupils Return Autumn Term - Staggered Start (Years 7 and 12)

All Day
04 Sep

Pupils Return - Staggered Start (Years 8,9,10,11 and 13)

All Day