The Payne Library is one of the busiest areas of school, with children utilising its books at all times of the day. The library was named in honour Canon J.J. H. Payne, Secretary to the Board of Trustees 1962-1987 and Mrs. Dorothy M. Payne, Head Teacher 1965-1983.
It was designed by previous Board of Management Chair and OSI, Mr. Ade Laoye. It is staffed by Librarian Mr. Mba and his assistant Miss Cole, always ensuring there is help and guidance available to the children. of four librarians, led by a professional Research Librarian, ensuring that there is always help and guidance available to pupils and all members of the wider Charterhouse community.
Encouraging reading for pleasure is a hugely important aspect of the Library's role. Additionally, the children have dedicated library sessions each week to enhance their knowledge of the workings of the library and the books available. Whether pupils are searching for information, reading for pleasure, or looking for a quiet place to study, our library will serve their needs.