- How many books are in the library?
- Does the library have textbooks?
- How can I find a book using the library website?
- How is the library organized?
- How many books are we allowed to have checked out at the same time?
- Does the library have computers to use?
- Can anybody use the study rooms?
- Are you allowed to talk in the library?
- Are you allowed to have food and/or drinks in the library?
The 3rd floor has all the newest selections, including fiction, non-fiction, graphic novels and youth fiction. The second floor has everything else. Non-fiction books are arranged according to the Dewey Decimal System, which assigns a range of numbers according to subject. For example, all the books on art will have call numbers in the 700’s, Literature is in the 800’s, History is in the 900’s, etc. After non-fiction we have biographies, which are alphabetical by subject. For example, if you were looking for a book on President Obama you would look in the O’s. After biography is the fiction section, which is in alphabetical order by author.
Yes, the library has eight desktops and 40 laptops. The desktops are on the 2nd floor; there are 20 laptops on the 3rd floor and 20 on the 2nd floor. Laptops can be checked out for one class period. You can use them in the library or take them to class, but you can’t take them out of the Upper School building. We also have printers on the 2nd floor.