The Ransom Everglades libraries are vibrant academic centers where students, faculty, staff and alumni study, learn and collaborate.

The Braman Family Media Center (Middle School) and the Dan Leslie Bowden Library (Upper School) house a joint collection of 35,000 print books, thousands of e-books, nearly 100 periodicals, and a wide variety of subscription databases with access to thousands of scholarly journals. The libraries also provide access to a collection of recent films and bestselling audiobooks.

At the Upper School, group study and collaborative learning are done at tables on the first floor. Carrels for quiet independent study are available on the second floor.

The Middle School library is reserved for individual study with space available, on request, for collaborative work. Each library has classroom space for instruction.
Both libraries are available to students during and after school. Upper School students regularly take field trips to major university libraries for immersive college-level research.

Librarians on both campuses help students access information and materials while deepening their understanding of concepts and new ideas. Information literacy, proper citation and research skills are taught beginning in the sixth grade.

Middle School Library

Braman Family Media Center

Hours: 7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Phone: 305 250 6882

Upper School Library

Dan Leslie Bowden Library

Hours: 7 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Phone: 305 460 8853

Rita Dove, American Poet and Essayist, Poet Laureate Consultant to the Library of Congress from 1993 to 1995

"The library is an arena of possibility, opening both a window into the soul and a door onto the world."

Questions? Contact Us

List of 4 members.

  • Photo of Katrina Patchett

    Katrina Patchett 

    Director of Libraries and Archivist
  • Photo of Susan Barry

    Susan Barry 

    Middle School Library Assistant
  • Photo of Branly Fontaine

    Branly Fontaine 

    Upper School Librarian
  • Photo of Meghan Kramer

    Meghan Kramer 

    Middle School Librarian
Coconut Grove, FL 33133
Middle School2045 South Bayshore DriveTel: 305-250-6850
Upper School3575 Main HighwayTel: 305-460-8800
Founded in 1903, Ransom Everglades School is a coeducational, college preparatory day school for grades 6 - 12 located on two campuses in Coconut Grove, Florida. Ransom Everglades School produces graduates who "believe that they are in the world not so much for what they can get out of it as for what they can put into it." The mission of Ransom Everglades School is to provide an educational environment in which the pursuit of honor, academic excellence and intellectual growth is complemented by concern for the physical, cultural and character development of each student. The school provides rigorous college preparation that promotes the student's sense of identity, community, personal integrity and values for a productive and satisfying life, and prepares the student to lead and to contribute to society.