About Us

Welcome to the JCSP library in Beaufort College. 

Set up to put reading at the heart of this school community, up to 200 people per day use the library for a range of classes, lunchtime and after-school activities. Thousands of books are lent each academic year. Keep up-to-date with library activities and events by following our twitter feed @bftlibrary and our instagram feed @bftlibrary for book recommendations and all things reading and library related. (Remember instagram is for home only!)

What do we want for our young people? 

  • To give access to a wide range of books and resources
  • To develop the literacy of all students
  • To support student learning and their experience through their time with us

The library is staffed by a full-time professional librarian who works with a national network of librarians in the JCSP Library Project. Find out more about our librarian Ms McDermott here: Meet Ms McDermott

You can search our bookshelves to see our full range of books and resources by clicking on this link: Scooter OPAC

We are delighted to announce that we now offer a full Digital Library Service for students and staff of Beaufort College. Get your username and password from Ms McDermott for the SORA link. Download the SORA app to borrow and return your ebooks. For more resources, challenges and to explore what the library can do your you click this link: BFT VIRTUAL LIBRARY

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Students who develop their reading skills and the habit of reading on a regular basis are far more likely to bring those habits forward in later life.  We look forward to many more years of reading and library programmes in striving to bring variety, innovation and richness to our student's education experience. 

Sample of regular library events, services and classes:

  • Workshops that support and enrich the curriculum
  • Paired reading with Primary Schools
  • Seachtain Na Gaeilge events 
  • Storytellers
  • Guest Speakers
  • School Debates
  • Poetry Reading News Reading Live
  • School Open Night
  • Information Evenings
  • Reading Challenge Awards Night
  • Drama Classes
  • Make-a-book
  • Maths Tournaments
  • Accelerated Reader classes
  • Study Skills
  • Clubs
  • IT services
  • Project support

 

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