Learning Village Library
The Learning Village Library, centrally located on the Belfield Campus, currently maintains a print collection of over 15,000 volumes. Library programs and resources support the interest, informational, and educational needs of over 450 students in kindergarten through eighth grade. The Learning Village Library also maintains networked computers that provide students and teachers access to a variety of web-based materials including those to which the school subscribes.
The Learning Village Library is a vital source of information and knowledge that reflects the diversity and dynamics of the Lower and Middle School programs. It is the goal of the library program to provide resources that will stimulate young people to be critical thinkers, to enjoy the sound of rich language, and to become life-long readers. The aim of the Library curriculum is to help children feel at home in any library and to be able to locate information in a variety of formats on whatever topic they seek.
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Mary Welham Knopf Library
Second only to a topnotch faculty, Miss Cochran, headmistress of St. Anne's School in 1944, considered an ample library crucial to all academic study. Although the actual library space has been moved several times since the days when the library was housed in the reception area in what is now Lee-DuVal, the school's determination to provide students with access to an exemplary library collection has not changed. The scope and variety of library materials, however, is a bit different than that of Miss Cochran tenure. The library of 1943 consisted of 1400 volumes augmented by 13 magazines and 4 newspapers. Today's library collection includes an expansive array of digital information allowing our students to use the library’s collection twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. The Mary Welham Knopf Library has become a virtual resource center providing our school community access to a broad selection of material both print and digital. From Questia, a full-text collection of more than fifteen thousand e-books, to ProQuest, a digital collection of periodic literature which is updated daily, to the complete archive of the New York Times, the St. Anne's-Belfield student has the world of information available at their fingertips.
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