At QK we are very luck to have a purpose-built library at the heart of our school. Our library houses an extensive collection of books, journals, study guides and newspapers and two computer rooms in an attractive and modern setting.


Students may borrow up to 4 books at a time in Years 7-9, up to 6 books in Years 10-11 and up to 8 books in the Sixth Form. Loans are for two weeks but may be renewed.

If you do not return a book by the return date or renew the loan, you will not be allowed to use the Library computers or borrow any more books until you do.

Take books to the desk if you want to borrow them. Remember that Reference books may not be taken out of the Library.

Accelerated Reader

Quintin Kynaston School library uses Accelerated ReaderĀ© to help students with their reading. Accelerated Reader helps guide students towards suitable reading books for their ability. Students can then do quizzes on the books they have read, and the school can give certificates and prizes to the students for their efforts.

Popular Books

Last term’s most popular books (Terms 5 and 6 2013-14)

Well done to Jacqueline Wilson for being our most popular author for Key stage 3:

Rank Title Author
1 The Lottie Project Wilson, Jacqueline
2 Naruto: v. 1: Tests of the Ninja Kishimoto, Masashi
3 The Diamond Girls Wilson, Jacqueline
4 Naruto: v. 17 Kishimoto, Masashi
5 Two of A Kind Diaries Part 2, Winner Take All Mary-Kate and Ashley
6 Clean Break Wilson, Jacqueline
7 Dizzy Cassidy, Cathy
8 Dragon Ball: v. 14 Toriyama, Akira
9 Horrid Henry’s Revenge Simon, Francesca
10 Naruto: v. 28 Kishimoto, Masashi

Well done to Robert Muchamore and his Cherub Series for dominating our Key Stage 4 and 5 most popular loans:

Rank Title Author
1 Naruto: v. 1: Tests of the Ninja Kishimoto, Masashi
2 Naruto: v. 17 Kishimoto, Masashi
3 Maximum Security Muchamore, Robert
4 Naruto: v. 11 Kishimoto, Masashi
5 The Suitcase Kid Wilson, Jacqueline
6 Class A Muchamore, Robert
7 Escape, The Muchamore, Robert
8 The Killing Muchamore, Robert
9 Clean Break Sharratt, Nick
10 Peaches Anderson