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Learning Resource Center

The Learning Resource Centre is at the heart of the King Fahad Academy. It is a bright and welcoming space which caters for the needs of all our students and academic staff.

The LRC is an important learning environment which supports the three International Baccalaureate programmes, PYP, MYP and the DP. The aim of the Library is to develop invaluable skills in our students, to be independent, life-long learners with a passion to succeed and to achieve their goals.

There is much evidence to support that school libraries have a positive impact on student achievement, therefore, we are very fortunate at the King Fahad Academy to have a well-resourced library with excellent facilities.

Raising literacy levels and developing a love of reading in our students is a fundamental aim of the library.



Staff
Nadera Latif-Shaikh – Upper School Librarian IB/MYP
Nadia Radhi – Primary School Librarian PYP
Fiona Seba – Library Assistant

Location
The LRC is located on the ground floor and is easily accessible from areas of the school.

Opening hours
Monday 8:30-4:30
Tuesday 8:30-4:30
Wednesday 8:30-4:30
Thursday 8:30-4:30
Friday 8:30-3:40

Upper school students can use the library during morning break and lunch times.

Facilities and Resources

Approximately 15,000 books

  • Fiction – primary to senior collections in all genres
  • Non-fiction – all subjects in the IB programme
  • Poetry collection
  • Accelerated Reader collection
  • Arabic collection
  • Reference collection
  • IBDP collection
  • Staff development collection
Journals

  • IB Review
  • Biological Sciences Review
  • Chemistry Review
  • English Review
  • Business Review
  • Time Magazine
Online resources accessible from the KFA website

  • Library catalogue
  • Encyclopedia Britannica online
  • Britannica Images


Children’s newspaper FirstNews
DVDs and CDs
2 Computer Suites – a dedicated computer room for DP students
3 Study rooms, 1 with an interactive whiteboard
Printing facilities
Wifi

E-Safety
At the KFA we take e-safety very seriously, students will only be allowed computer access after signing the e-safety agreement.

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