The Library

Stretford High Library is your place to come for anything and everything book related! We’re open from 8a.m – 4pm daily, and our Librarian is Miss Winn.

The Library is a friendly and inclusive place that’s always popular before school and at break and lunch times, with people swapping or reserving books, and completing homework. If you can’t find a book that you’re after, come and ask Miss Winn. If we don’t have it, there’s a good chance we can buy it for the Library.

During breaks and Key Stage 3 lunch, the Library desk is staffed by Library Prefects from Year 9. If you’re interested in becoming a Library Prefect, make sure you complete an application form at the end of Year 8 when they’re available. All of our Library Prefects embody the Stretford High School RESPECT ethos and are role models for the school.

Key Stage 4 lunch sees the Library become a quiet place perfect for revising for GCSEs and completing homework or coursework. To attend the Library during Key Stage 4 lunch, you must obtain a daily lunch pass from Miss Winn before that lunch. Pop down to the Library before or after school or during break to grab a pass.

The Library is fully committed to promoting reading for pleasure, helping students discover and develop reading tastes and habits, as well as encouraging independent learning amongst all pupils. We have a range of resources available including desktop PCs and iPads, as well as a collection of fiction and nonfiction stock that is constantly expanding with new books.

Don’t forget to follow the Library on Twitter and Instagram for book updates and promotions!




  • Pleasant reading and learning environment for independent study or small groups and classes
  • Reading rewards, certificates and competitions
  • Book loans contribute towards the House competition
  • Revision guides, dictionaries and encyclopedias to support learning
  • Computers and iPads with internet access
  • Homework support
  • Library events
  • Author and Poet visits


You can use this link to browse our Library catalogue and see what we’ve got on the shelves. If you want to reserve, renew or review a book, please log in with your student number.

Each book review you do will give you an entry into the half termly Book Review competition. Prizes for the winners! The more reviews you do, the more chances you’ll have to win.


Book Loans
Students can borrow up to 3 books for 2 weeks.
Books are to be returned directly to the Miss Winn or the Library Prefect team, or renewed if not finished with.
Email reminders will be sent for the first 3 weeks of a book being overdue and then a final reminder asking for the price of the book(s) will be send home, as we will assume the resource has been lost. Brand new copies of lost or damaged books are accepted as replacements, but imperfect copies will not be accepted.

After School in the Library