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Thornleigh Salesian College
Sharples Park
Bolton, BL1 6PQ

T: 01204 301 351
F: 01204 595 351

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Library and Learning Resource Centre

The Learning Resource Centre (LRC) can be found on the top floor of the Geography/ICT block.

Opening times:  
Monday – Thursday 8.15 – 4.15
Friday 8.15 – 3.15

The LRC contains an ICT suite, a state of the art classroom and a library and reading area. The LRC is a resource for all students; we run lots of lunchtime activities and ensure that everyone has access to all of our facilities. Please treat it with respect to guarantee that everyone gets maximum use and enjoyment out of it.

The LRC can be used by students during break and lunch and before and after school. There are printing facilities and plenty of opportunities to advance your studies and support your learning.

In our non-fiction section we have lots of books available that match the topics you are learning about in class – or plenty of books about cars, animals, sports and facts that are ‘Just for Fun!’

Computer Suite

  • Students can use the computers to complete homework, research topics or print work from home.
  • The computers in LRC may not be used for playing games, or downloading music etc.
  • During busy times please students are asked to support their peers and behave sensibly so that others can complete their work.


  • Your child may be brought into LRC by a teacher for a lesson. Students are not usually allowed to work in LRC without a member of staff.
  • The classroom is often used at lunchtime and afterschool by some of our school clubs – Students are welcome to come along to ‘Film Club’ or ‘Book Club’ and find out what it’s all about.


  • All Thornleigh Salesian College students are automatically members of the library.
  • Students may borrow two books at a time.
  • Books are loaned for two weeks but may be renewed easily by email or by speaking to the librarian.

Why should my child use the LRC?

  • To find facts and information to support homework.
  • To borrow books for reading at home.
  • To join Thornleigh’s ‘Book Club,’ ‘Discussion Club’ or ‘Film Club.’
  • To pick up a magazine and relax in our reading area.
  • Become a librarian and learn new skills.

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