Learning Resource Centre


'The underlying aim of the LRC is to promote independent learning, in an attractive, relaxing environment, where reading for pleasure is encouraged.'

The Learning Resources Centre (LRC), an important research facility for students and staff, is open from 08.30 to 15.30 daily. The facility is at the heart of the School’s IB Programme, and provides the whole Senior School community with a wealth of up-to-date fiction, reference books, journals and a range of online material.

Facilities and Resources
The LRC has a study area with 17 computers and printing facilities. This facility houses the non-fiction section area of the LRC and is available to students for private research, and for staff to book for lessons. The main area is divided into three sections:

  • Fiction Library
  • Sixth Form Study Centre (with six more computers)  
  • Presentation Suite (with projector, screen and sound system)

The LRC is well stocked with a range of publications and archives that support the educational objectives of the School. Subscriptions include:

  • The Week
  • The Economist
  • Time
  • Geographical Magazine
  • The New Scientist
  • Philosophy Now
  • History Today
  • Modern Foreign Language Learning Magazines

The BSM also subscribes to JSTOR, an online library for secondary school students. IB students can access a wide selection of academic sources and research tools either from School or from home using their school email address.

The library's bookshelves are well stocked with classics of world literature, award-winning fiction and non-fiction as well as the latest teen fiction titles. Regular displays in the facility include “Book of the Week” and mini card book reviews, written by students and staff.

We listen to the Student Voice. Its members are encouraged to recommend resources for purchase and use in the LRC.