Img 1776The John Montague Library at St Bede’s is open every school day: Monday to Friday 8.15am - 4.45pm.

The library is centrally located on the first and second floors of the main school building. There are computers on both floors.

Img 1759Students and staff are always welcome to come in to read or study during lesson times, and to read or relax quietly before and after school and at break and lunch times. We have a large collection of books to borrow for use at home or in class, and everyone at St Bede’s is a member of the library. We try to provide a quiet environment where students can study or research, read for pleasure, and access the school IT network.

More information about the John Montague Library at St Bede’s

Saint Bede (Venerable Bede 673 AD - 735 AD) was one of the foremost scholars of his time. 'The Ecclesiastical History of the English People' (731 AD) chronicles the advent of Christianity in this country. Bede’s work ranged from theology and biblical studies through nature, poetry and music.St Bede’s school therefore commemorates an academic scholar, as well as an important Christian figure.

The Revd Canon John Montague was the Chairman of the Board of Governors of St Bede’s School when it was founded in 1976 and his work in supporting the school in its formative years is recognised in the naming of the library after him.

Staff at the library


Ms K Hill
Library & Resources Manager


Mrs A Collings
Library Assistant


Mrs L Savage
Library Assistant

We are here to provide a full library service to staff and students and to support all aspects of learning. We are always happy to help with any queries or book recommendations.

For more information about resources, what's on in the library and how you/your child can manage book loans, please click on the relevant links below:


What's on in the library?

Online library management system: The Reading Cloud