With over 34,000 books on the one hand and a huge array of digital resources on the other, Haileybury's Library is the foundation of learning at the school. Housed in William Wilkins' classical frontage of 1809, it is a haven of peaceful study where pupils can progress their learning and reach for new horizons. 


A place for reflection

Housed within William Wilkins' magnificant classical facade of 1809, Haileybury's Library is an impressive facility both in terms of content and surroundings. It is the perfect environment for study and reflection.

The Library is arranged on two floors. The ground floor houses the bulk of the non-fiction section. A large collection of fiction is arranged around comfortable seating with newspapers and magazines nearby.

The gallery houses Mathematics, Latin, Greek, Russian, Spanish and staff teaching resources, plus a large collection of music scores.

Resource collection

The collection forms an impressive array of printed and digital matter including books, web resources, online magazines, newspapers and DVDs. The resources include:

  • 34,000 books covering academic and leisure interests
  • 80+ magazines and journals, many of which are catalogued or available online
  • Five daily and three weekly newspapers
  • 900 DVDs
  • Online resources: for example New Scientist, JSTOR, Economist, Newsbank
  • Borrowing rights from the British Library Document Supply Centre
  • A growing collection of Haileyburiana and antiquarian books connected to India and the East India College

Technical capabilities

The Library also contains 15 computers, four laptops, a scanner, colour photocopier and A3 online printer.

Softlink Europe's Oliver management system is in use with an integrated library security system. The catalogue is available campus-wide via the school intranet, as are the online resources.

Opening hours

The Library is open every day, except Sundays:

  • Mon, Tues, Thur, Fri: 8.45 am - 6.30 pm and from 7.30 pm to 9.00 pm
  • Wednesday: 8.45 am - 6.30 pm
  • Saturday: 8.30am - 1 pm

The Library has long played a central role in the intellectual life of the school, serving generations of Haileyburians and their teachers by lending material from its comprehensive collections. Membership is open to all who live or work at Haileybury.


College Librarian: Joanna Roberts

Assistant Librarians: Lynn Aldrich BSc, Linda Hambling BA (Hons), Jill Neil

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