A love of ideas and reading is at the very heart of Marymount academic life.
The Library promotes this tradition by encouraging each girl’s discovery of the world of books, by providing tools and training for research, and by serving as a vital hub for ongoing intellectual exploration. It is a welcoming space where students learn to be open-minded, independent readers and inquirers in a nurturing and stimulating environment.
Collaborative lessons between teachers and the librarian are regularly held here to allow students to learn information skills in a meaningful context and thus adopt them as a natural, intrinsic part of their studies.
Addressing the needs of both the curriculum and the students’ appetite for reading for pleasure, the Library holds books in six languages, receives over 40 print periodicals, and subscribes to trustworthy online sources such as JSTOR, Questia School and Encyclopaedia Britannica, ensuring a wealth of reading level and age appropriate information available.
Our Library thrives on student input and is therefore a living, evolving space, which aims to provide an inspiring resource to support the whole community in the goals of affirming personal growth and, ultimately, to encourage the development of confident lifelong learners.
Our readers have enthusiastically and entirely ransacked the library shelves, proving that they are truly, wonderfully, wildly, messily, joyfully Marymount girls - and we wouldn’t have it any other way! (Partial quote borrowed from Anne Lamott with grateful thanks)