Levison Bason Library
The Levison Bason Library strives to be a welcoming space that serves the entire learning community, aiming to represent the very best of participatory culture while providing a space for both independent and collaborative work. Cornerstones of the library program include instilling the love of reading and lifelong learning, alongside inspiring critical, ethical thinkers and effective users of ideas and information.
Our Library Features
- 38,000 print volumes
- 17 Study Carrels
- 2 Conference rooms
- Over 65 Databases including newspapers, periodicals, and scholarly journals
- Over 20 Magazines in print
- Access to Ebooks through several Overdrive Collections
- Materials upon request
Members of the Collegiate community are welcome and encouraged to engage in their personal and academic learning pursuits in the library. In addition to providing access to research tools and reading materials, ensuring a Collegiate student can sit by the window in perceived solitude, thinking about life and turning the pages of a book will always be important to the mission of the Collegiate Library.
study, research, student-teacher meetings, reading for pleasure
collaboration, advisory, group work, club meetings, games, family visits
discovery, inquiry, connection, creation, reader’s advisory
In the Lower School, we meet with classes on a weekly basis and students are welcome to visit the library throughout the school day. We partner with teachers and help to secure resources for their projects.
In Middle School and Upper School, we partner with faculty for research classes during class projects. Students are welcome to visit the library before, after, and throughout the school day. Middle School Students are encouraged to visit and offer recommendations for their own satellite library on the 8th floor.
Our collection is developed through professional library journals and community recommendations. We provide reader’s advisory to students and the greater Collegiate Community. The Collegiate Community is invited to check out and join us for library events such as book discussions, Library Week, and family read alouds.