Bedford School's impressive library provides a superb resource for boys and staff alike.

A place of study, collaboration, development, creativity and knowledge, the Upper School library provides a wide range of resources for the whole school community, both within the library and across the school network.

Our aim is to ensure that the resources are relevant, accessible, appropriate and up-to-date. We work closely with Heads of Department, and new resources are purchased in line with current curriculum needs and in response to subject and individual requests. We also address the needs of the IB extended essay, BSIP, EPQ, coursework and wider reading for university applications.

Reading is encouraged and developed by the subject departments and library staff, and recommended reading lists are available and shared in the library and on the library catalogue. We also have regular initiatives like the Tutor Group Reading Challenge to encourage boys and staff to share extend their reading choices. 

Online Resources & Digital Media

The library is a multimedia resource centre providing information across the school network, the virtual learning environment and at home. Our online resources and digital media currently include: