News from The Arthur Holt Library

News from The Arthur Holt Library

It was with a heavy heart that we closed the doors to the Arthur Holt Library this week, but rest assured that while we might not be able to welcome you all in person, we are very much open for business. We would welcome your emails if you have any specific questions and our team of librarians are on site to ensure that our services run uninterrupted.

Reading is one of the best ways to beat the lockdown blues and we have assembled a host of resources to help you choose and access books from the comfort of your own home. Our Library Senior Canvas course page includes reading lists for each year group and links to the Premier’s Reading Challenge, as well as other reading challenges you can complete as a family.

Our Canvas course will also provide you with access to our collection of audiobooks and ebooks via Bolinda Borrowbox. To use this service, you simply need to download the Bolinda app onto your device, log in using your Trinity email and choose from the range of books on offer. On our Reading page we have also provided a link to Project Gutenberg, an ever-expanding library of more than 60,000 ebooks that are no longer copyright protected. The focus here is on the classics and works in translation.

Don’t forget that audiobooks also count towards your Library Bingo card. The Arthur Holt Library’s bingo-style reading challenge has been a huge hit with the staff and the good news is that it’s not too late to start if you are up for the challenge of broadening your reading and stepping out of your comfort zone. The Headmaster filled us all in on his own progress in the challenge as he welcomed the staff back on Monday.

You can also stay up to date with ‘all things library’ via the AHL Blog ( and our social media channels and

Of course, we are also here to assist with any questions you have around research, referencing and gaining access to resources. Our team of Teaching and Learning Librarians are working closely with the teaching staff to ensure that students can access what they need from home, but please don’t hesitate to reach out if you need help or advice in any of these areas.

“To learn to read is to light a fire; every syllable that is spelled out is a spark.”

– Victor Hugo

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