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The Library

Library resources

The library at Bryanston combines the old and the new in the resources available to help pupils develop an inquiring, open-minded, balanced and principled approach.

The main library, located in Ashmore in the main school building, is available to the whole school to support departments and pupils in their research as well as reading for pleasure. It contains fiction and non-fiction across all subject areas and is a welcoming environment for those who wish to read and study quietly during assignment periods and work nights. The Chartered Librarian, Mrs Minter, manages the school library and is based in Ashmore to assist with enquiries during the school day.

As well as the main library, there are also a number of subject-specific libraries around the school that are overseen by the librarian. They are known as subject rooms or assignment areas and contain a selection of books, journals and newspapers relevant to the area of study. During the school day each of these is also supervised by a member of teaching staff, who is on hand to answer any questions pupils may have on the subject.

In addition, pupils have access to a range of electronic resources to help them with their research, including JSTOR Archive for journal articles, Digital Theatre Plus, Oxford Dictionary of Biography (ODNB), Digimap and MASSOLIT.