South Street Library

The Library is situated on the upper floor of the main 1833 building, above the S4 Guidance and School Offices.

The Library is open to pupils throughout the day for individual, quiet study. Late bus passes are available from the Library staff or the School Office for pupils studying after school. The Library closes at 5pm.

Water may be brought into the Library, but apart from plain still water, there is a strict no food or drink policy.


We can seat 60 people, and have 12 PCs in an IT Area.

Pupils may study at interval, lunchtime and after school.

Personal laptops/tablets etc may be used for study in the Library, but may not be plugged into the mains to charge.

We cannot offer wi-fi access.

When Library staff are not available, books may be returned to the School Office.


The Library has an extensive fiction and non-fiction collection. We offer a local weekly paper in addition to journals and magazines. National daily papers are available online for free through Fife Library membership which is open to all staff and pupils.

The Careers Library is also housed in South Street Library.


  • Loans are issued for a two-week period. If pupils are due to have a planned absence (eg for holiday or hospital) we can arrange an extended loan period at the time of issue.

  • Books may be returned at any time on or before the due date.

  • Books must be returned to Library staff to have the loan removed from the borrower's record. If there are no Library staff on duty, books should be returned to the School Office. If a renewal of this loan is required, a note may be left with the book, and Library staff will update the loan and return the book to the borrower.

  • Loans may be renewed, but the book must be presented to be re-stamped.

  • Pupils are responsible for the items they borrow. If they are lost or damaged, they are charged at replacement cost.

  • Overdue reminders are sent to class. If we get no result from the reminder, or if we are approaching a holiday period, letters are sent home with a note of the replacement cost due if the item cannot be returned.