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Upper School Library 

The impressive Upper School Library, opened in 2003, provides a superb resource for boys and staff alike. The innovative and attractive building offers extensive Internet connectivity through wireless networking with laptops and mobile devices available for use in the library. The School Library supports both the academic and recreational needs of the boys, and is the main resource and study area within the School providing a professional, friendly and accessible service.


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 network. Our aim is to ensure that all of these resources are relevant, accessible, appropriate and up-to-date and that we identify and remove barriers to information and learning. We have an extensive site on the upper school eLearning site and online resources are accessible on the school network and remotely using the login details provided.

In addition we have a collection of library iPods, Kindles and a Kobo all available to loan from the library and an iPad which we use for library information skills.

Read the library blog each week to catch up with the latest news and information or follow us on Twitter @bedfordschlib

The Library Catalogue is used to search for a wide range of materials including books, journals, audio-visual and digital media. Books can be found on the library shelves, reference, reserve and in departmental libraries.

Digital Media

New Digital Theatre Plus with online access to many recent British theatre productions recorded live, plus latest news, making theatre and study guides.   The ClickView Digital library has over of 4000 videos covering a wide variety of subject resources, films, and audio recordings. ClickView Online allows you to browse and access the entire Bedford School ClickView library anywhere, anytime.      GCSEPod with GSCE and iGCSE revision podcasts, covering the main subjects from all the exam boards. The Bedford School subscription allows pupils to freely access and download from the website. Accessible on computers, iPods, and other mobile devices.

Other Online Resources - logins details are provided for remote access

The EBSCOHost platform with Literary, Science and History databases.

JSTOR with access to a vast range of academic journals and papers.

Credo Reference with access to an extensive cross curricula ebook collection.

The Philip Allen Magazine Archive covering all the main subjects.

The Cambridge Companions Online covering Literature and Classics, Philosophy, Religion and Culture, and Music.

Carel Press with access to Essential articles, Fact File and Key Organisations.


Contact Us

Tel. 01234 362260


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