March 7, 2020
Following on from the successful Y13 visit before the February Mid-term Break, it was Y12’s turn this week to visit the National Library of Romania located along Bulevardul Unirii.
The reason for the visit was to show the students an excellent location for them to study for their end of year A Level exams during the study leave period. At home there are often many distractions, including the fridge, the television, friends visiting, and at times other family members. School can be just as distracting, for those easily distracted, and so the National Library, which has 5 large study rooms, with between 50-80 study desks in each room, each with its own lamp and plug-in terminal for a laptop is an excellent option.
It is free to enter (Photo ID needed only at the point of entry) , and is open from 08:00-18:00 Mon/Wed/Fri, 08:00-20:00 Tues/Thurs, and 09:00-17:00 Saturday.
Membership enabling you to take books out is also free, and they even offer a service where the will bring a book from another library in Europe within two week absolutely free of charge if they don’t have the book in their library.
There a snack machines, coffee machines, and the temperature is careful controlled year round to ensure all present are alert and able to study effectively.
It is not used by many people, with less than 5 people in each study room during our two visits, and is mainly used by university students, which is another good reason for our A Level students to use it as they prepare to go to university themselves.
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