King Edward's School Home

An independent day school for boys aged 11 to 18


The Library has a central role in school life. Recently refurbished and extensively re-equipped, it holds over 18,000 fiction and non-fiction books, a wide selection of newspapers, magazines and journals, and over 600 DVDs. Twelve networked computers provide access to the school intranet, the Internet, and many on-line resources, including the Library Catalogue.

The Library is open from 8am to 5.30pm Monday - Thursday and 8am - 3.20pm on Friday, and is staffed by two qualified librarians, assisted by a growing band of pupil librarians. The Library is popular, and is often full at lunchtimes. Regular author visits, including Lee Child, competitions, and displays make the Library an exciting place to be.

The school has a number of reading lists, which are collections of books designed to be challenging, but accessible, for boys in the school. These are not compulsory, but are hopefully fun!

You can access the school library catalogue here.

Links to some reading lists are as follows.

Chief Master's Reading List
Fiction for Shells 
Fiction for Removes 
Fiction for Upper Middles 
Fiction for Divisions and Sixth Form 
History IB 
History GCSE China 
History GCSE Cold War 
Modern History 
Medieval History for Shells 
Tudor History for Removes
Physics for Divisions and Sixth Form