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Important Announcement - please read

Current changes to the Library service due to COVID-19:

The physical Library is currently closed due to the national lockdown restrictions so unfortunately we are unable to offer our click and collect service. In the meantime, you can still access our full set of subscription databases (many of which offer access to ebooks) as well as all of our LibGuides from the links below.

Please do continue to contact us by email with any requests for help or support.

Opening hours

Monday- Friday: Closed

Saturday:  Closed
Sunday:  Closed

The building is currently closed, but staff are still available to support you by email (and Teams meetings where required).

Quick links

Access our Subscription Databases

Campus map
Library address: Ashwell Road, Oakham, LE15 6QG

Lower School LibGuides

Lower School guides:

The Archives

Welcome to the Smallbone Library


Reading lists and suggestions:
Recreational and informational reading for students and staff (print and online).

COMING SOON: How to... guides:

All the how to... guides from our other guides collected together.



LibGuides for the whole school:

Middle School LibGuides

Middle School guides:

Staff LibGuides

Staff Guide to the Library *COMING SOON* but the Guide to the Library and its services is suitable for pupils and staff, and see below for other staff-specific resources.

Upper School LibGuides

General Upper School guides:




The FOSIL Cycle of Inquiry

Normal term-time Library opening hours:
Mon-Fri: 08:30-21:15
Sat: 08:00-16:00
Sun: 14:00-18:00