Serving both the Upper and Middle School, the Anderson Library is located next to Beard Hall and the colonnade. It houses more than 10,000 books, audiobooks, more than 400 DVDs, 20 newspaper and magazine subscriptions, more than 18,000 e-books, and more than 40 academic databases.
Research Across the Curriculum
The research process at Morristown-Beard School’s Anderson Library addresses the research and information needs of a 21st-century learner. The head librarian works closely with faculty in all disciplines to create and develop engaging and informative research-based processes, with an emphasis on the importance of inquiry. Students also experience individualized, in-depth conferences with the head librarian that draw on both digital and print sources, from Morristown-Beard's holdings to a statewide consortium providing access to a wealth of university-level materials. Due to the ever-present and growing wealth of information students encounter, it is vital that our students learn the skills necessary to navigate this rich, but overwhelming world.
Information literacy incorporates digital, visual, textual, and technological synthesis of information in an effort to expand students’ knowledge and understanding of context. Research-based projects and assessments in all content areas aid students in questioning, finding, evaluating, selecting accurate, valid, appropriate information, based on need, importance, context, and diverse sources, with technology.
The Windows and Mirrors Approach
The library is an enthusiastic supporter and promoter of Morristown-Beard's reading period, a twice-weekly block of time dedicated to fostering a culture of reading within the MBS community. In accordance with recent research on the benefits of both independent choice and print reading, students are encouraged to read whatever they prefer, on the printed page. The fiction and leisure reading collection at the Anderson Library is carefully curated through a windows and mirrors approach. A well-rounded, empathetic student benefits both from books that mirror their experience and those that provide a window into the lives of others. Careful attention is paid to reflect the diverse experiences of all of our students and people beyond the walls of the school.
Your access to the library outside the library's walls, Libguides helps students access the resources they need.
Two full-time librarians provide full services from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., and the library is supervised by faculty/staff as a study center from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. weekdays.
We strive to provide a comfortable, scholarly atmosphere conducive to individual study, while also offering support and assistance for individual and group research. The Library staff is committed to providing students and faculty with an extensive information center for study, research, and relaxation.