Balwearie High School

Information Centre

A well resourced and welcoming Information Centre is a vital part of any school. It has a central role in supporting learning and teaching for the whole school community, both pupils and staff. It supports and enhances the academic and pastoral curriculum and has an important role in promoting policies of equality, inclusion and the raising of attainment.

The Information Centre is a whole school resource, which enables pupils to access the curriculum to the fullest possible extent. It helps them to develop learning, information handling and study skills necessary for success in school, further education and in adult life, encouraging them to become independent lifelong learners.


The Information Centre is managed by Mrs Katrina McLeod.

The Lower Floor

The traditional library area contains around 11,000 resources available for loan. This includes

  • Books
  • DVDs
  • Audio CDs
  • Fiction and non-fiction sections
  • References
  • Local Studies
  • Social Issues - useful for discursive essay topics.
  • Quick Read collection - to develop reading skills for all reading levels including reluctant readers.
  • A range of newspapers and magazines

The Upper Floor

  • 32 networked PCs
  • 3 scanners

Opening Hours

All pupils are encouraged to use the facility in their own time to practise research and study skills to reinforce the learning in the classroom. Both floors can be accessed between 8.40am-4.10pm

Each year group is allocated a day to use the information Centre at lunchtime:

  • S1 - Monday
  • S2 - Tuesday
  • S3 - Wednesday
  • S4 - Thursday
  • S5 - Friday
  • S6 - Everyday