We empower students to become independent thinkers by establishing strong collections, providing access to information, and teaching effective and critical analysis. By partnering with faculty and students, we enrich the academic experience and offer diverse environments that inspire creativity and collaboration. Libraries are the heart of the BB&N community, and we strive to offer enduring, equitable, and meaningful access to information for all its members.
Lower School students engage in weekly library classes where they experience the joy of reading, enrich their vocabulary, and develop listening and research skills. With two libraries on campus (Grades B-1 and 2-6), Lower School librarians meet students at each unique stage of their development as learners.
The Library Learning Commons is a thriving space for teaching, independent study, research, creativity, and reading. The library is able to accommodate individual study sessions or classwide collaboration, and offers a wide variety of resources to help students in all aspects of their academic journey.
With expansive resources that run the gamut from conventional print to online periodicals, the Almy Library serves as both a physical and symbolic hub of learning at the Upper School. Collaboration is a library trademark—whether its classmates working together or librarians and faculty partnering with students.