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 desktop computers, iPads, Kindles and a collection of audio-visual materials that includes recent films and bestselling audiobooks.
At the Upper School, group study and collaborative learning are done at tables on the first floor. Carrels and computer consoles 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 equipped with laptop and iPad carts.
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.