The Delbarton School Library is part of a larger Learning Commons created when St. Benedict Hall opened in April 2021. The Library holds over 6,500 print volumes, and maintains than 70 magazine, newspaper and online periodical subscriptions and 40 electronic databases. These resources provide students the opportunity to enrich their research with scholarly works from throughout the academic world.
In addition to the Library's expansive work space, five Group Study Rooms and the Media Lab give students, staff, and faculty new ways to incorporate developing methods and technologies into their classes, coursework, and research. The Library has the flexibility to accommodate a growing number of functions for both individuals and large or small groups.
The Library staff of Mr. Kent Manno and Ms. Maria Lorenzo are responsible for building and maintaining our print and electronic collections while providing supplemental materials and research assistance for students and faculty. All of the digital assets and tools available through the Delbarton Library are accessible to the community via the Delbarton Library Schoology group.
EBSCO Explora Interface
Follett Destiny – Library Catalog
Infobase Source Reference
Infobase Research Library
Oxford’s Very Short Introductions Series
NJ State Library – JerseyClicks
The Delbarton School Library in St. Benedict Hall endeavors to support student and faculty growth as ethical consumers and producers of information. To this effect, the library
Provides physical and digital access to a curated collection of materials in a diverse range of formats
Offers support and instruction in the library space as well as the classroom to stimulate learning, inquiry, and personal development
Works with faculty to develop strategies and co-curricular initiatives to promote information literacy skills and behaviors
The Delbarton Library aspires to be a global participant in expanding world knowledge and intellectual curiosity. To this end, we strive to be an active and creative partner within the Delbarton community and across the global community by curating resources and strategically engaging in new forms of teaching, learning, and research, especially those that foster diversity, equity, and inclusion.
These workshops seek to develop information literacy skills focusing on the ability to locate, evaluate, and effectively use needed information. Information Literacy forms the basis for lifelong learning.
Students will be introduced to the services, spaces, and resources offered through the library. These orientation sessions can be tailored to one student or entire classes. Typically, workshops are 30-40 minutes in length and incorporate a variety of hands-on or exploratory activities. Topics may include the following:
- Introduction to Information Literacy
- Introduction to library resources, spaces, and services
- Introduction to databases and subject guides
- Introduction to Library Search
- Basics of effective search strategies / Refining search strategies
- Review of ethical, legal, and socio-economic issues surrounding information
Examples of library orientations:
- Library Resources to Save You Time
- Workshops for targeted student populations
- Transfer Students
- 7th-8th Grade Students
- 9th-12th Grade Students
- Workshops for specific disciplines
To schedule a library orientation workshop, please see Mr. Manno.