The i-Base

The i-Base is currently operating a ‘click and collect’ service. Please check Our Click and Collect Service document at the end of this page, along with our WTD when ordering books.

If you would like to be considered for the post of Student Reporter for The Trinity Times, please complete the School Newspaper Student Reporter Form at the bottom of this page and return to DTA_iBase.


Our e-book Collection

The i-Base curates a collection of over 1,300 e-books that can be accessed on various devices. The collection is continuing to grow and comprises both fiction and non-fiction texts. Login using your school email and school password. Or access via Links from the Reading Cloud homepage.


Reading Cloud

Reading Cloud is our Library Management System. It contains a catalogue of all the books and resources (e-books, DVDs and CDs) that the Library has in its collection.  Click on the heading, Reading Cloud, to go the to the home page.  Use your school username and password to login and Search the catalogue by author, title or genre.


Britannica School

Britannica School gives you high quality information all in one place.  Each level shows an image of a tree and as the tree gains more leaves, so the on-line encyclopaedia will give you more information and a higher level of resources with more ambitious text.

Type in a key word or key phrase that you wish to find out more about and the encyclopaedia will give you various resources to click on. On the left-hand side, you can research in further depth if you click on Primary Sources and E-Books. You can also click on Web’s Best Sites and it will find credible sites to widen your research. You can search for related Images and Videos within the encyclopaedia. 

Or access via Links from the Reading Cloud homepage.  Login with the Username: dixonsta and Password: trinity (Both these passwords need to be in lowercase.)


BBC Sounds

According to a study from the University of Jyvaskyla in Finland, listening to books is similar to listening to music. Researchers discovered that listening to a book can stimulate parts of the brain that are associated with attention, memory, language and mood. Listen to free podcasts of GCSE English Literature texts and other classics.


First News

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What the i-Base Team is reading

Sufyan Mahmood, Senior i-Base Assistant, Year 10 is currently reading ‘Don't You Cry’ by Cass Green.  “It is a psychological thriller full of twists and turns.”

Emily Foltier, Senior i-Base Assistant, Year 9 is currently reading ‘Anne of Avonlea’ by L M Montgomery.This is the fourth book of the ‘Anne of Green Gables’ series; Gilbert and Anne are engaged yet are apart.  Gilbert is at medical school and Anne is now the Principal of a school. Although separated by distance, they still share all their news in letters with Anne describing her journey of trying to get her new pupils and their parents to accept her.” Find the first novel in the series, ‘Anne of Green Gables’, on the Classics shelves in the i-Base or access the full fourteen Anne Shirley stories from our e-book collection.

Rumaysa Mahmood, i-Base Assistant, Year 7 is currently reading ‘Murder Mysteries 2: Dead Funny by Tanya Landman. “I have only just started to read this book but I know it will be good as the first one, ‘Mondays are Murder’, was terrific.” Access the e-book from our e-book collection.

Amaan Ali, i-Base Assistant, Year 7 is currently reading ‘Auggie and Me’ by R J Palacio. The teacher read ‘Wonder’ to us when I was in primary school, a little under two years ago, but I still wanted to read it myself. So, when I was given a chance to review a companion to the book I was delighted, more than delighted, I was completely ecstatic. The book, ‘Auggie & Me’, adds a few more views to the storyline of the lives of Auggie and his friends. I have just finished reading the book and loved every single second of it.” Access the e-book from our e-book collection.

Miss Shabbir is currently reading ‘The Child’ by Fiona Barton.  “It is a slow burning, psychological thriller where a journalist is investigating a decade old crime.”  Find this paperback on the Adult Fiction shelves in the i-Base.

Mrs Titterington is currently reading ‘Vanity Fair’ by William Makepeace Thackery. “I adore Thackery’s careful selection of names for his characters as he scrutinises the British class system of the mid 1800s. The devious Becky Sharp, whose sharp wits get her what she wants, has to be one of Thackery’s most memorable characters.” Find this on the Classics shelves in the i-Base or access the e-book from our e-book collection.  Access the e-book from our e-book collection.

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