The Library is a calm, work-orientated environment where all students and staff are welcome to read, study and relax. We have a large variety of resources to enjoy: fiction and non-fiction books, DVDs, CDs and magazines. We also have Kindles and Nooks, loaded with a variety of popular ebooks, which are available to use in the Library during Reading Lessons and break times. Talking books are available on CD to borrow or listen to in the library.

Follow our blog Booksatbackwell, to keep up-to-date with our activities


To access the Library from your pc, mobile phone or tablet!

  •  Log into Frog and click on the Library icon on the Dashboard or the Directory.

  • From the Library homepage you can access our Blog, Booksatbackwell, our Twitter feed @booksatbackwell, useful websites, and the Library Catalogue if you scroll down.
  • You can view your Library usage too if you wish. Log in using your School Network User name and date of birth as a password (ddmmyyyy)

  • Links to Useful websites are just a click away and any passwords are recorded for you to use


Opening Times


 Monday, Wednesday, Thursday

 8.00 am - 4.30 pm


 8.00 am - 5.00 pm


 8.00 am - 4.00 pm

The Library Team

The Librarian (Mrs Gibson) and Assistants (Ms Vaux and Mrs Wood) are always available to help.


Recommended Reading Lists

Please click on a links below for some reading suggestions. Much more is available on Booksatbackwell Blog

Guide for Year 7 parents and carers

Year 8 Read On


Great Reading Websites! 

Literature for Lads

A great book review blog for boys, lads, dads, males, gents, blokes, created by a School Librarian in Edinburgh.  

Carnegie Book Awards Shadowing site that Backwell School Reading Group uses to follow the long and shortlists for the annual award for the best written and illustrated books of the year.
 Reading Zone A lively site suggesting brilliant reads for children and young adults.
 Goodreads Fabulous site (for adults as well as students!) to keep track of what you read and would like to read.  For the voracious reader.
Children's Book Sequels What it says on the tin! A simple way to locate the next book in your favourite series and it's always bang up to date.