The School Libraries are an integral part of the overall programme at BSB, they support children in becoming successful and confident learners.
Both the Primary and Secondary Library serve as a resource centre for the pupils and staff, encouraging the pursuit of own interests and tastes.
The Newlands Library
Each class from Pre-Nursery to Key Stage 3 visits the library weekly in order to acquire library skills, for discussions of their reading choices, for story time or to borrow books. Throughout primary, library skills lessons help to develop independent use of the library.
The Crawford House Library
The library in the Secondary School serves many functions, is central in its location and serves as a focal point of learning for all students.At BSB, the secondary students have open access to the library at any time during the school day to select reading material from a wide and varied selection of books, journals and magazines. The library also offers students access to reference material which they can use for research, essays and projects.
The students all use the library on a needs basis for research; its organization allows easy access to books of different reading levels and other media, including a wide collection of audio books. BSB has a computerized catalogue to help users find library materials, keep track of items on loan and make reservations for items that are needed. The libraries are overseen by a qualified librarian.
The library's main objective is to ensure that our pupils maintain an unquenchable thirst for learning. With every visit to the library, the students are encouraged to become creative, curious, confident and flexible learners, respecting their individuality and teaching strategies for handling information.