Welcome to the Williams-Parker Library Upper School information page.
Finding & Borrowing Materials
Books can be found using the library catalog by entering author, title, subject or keywords. All Brookwood students, faculty, staff, and parents are welcome to check materials out of the Williams-Parker Library.
Upper School students may borrow up to eight items at a time for a period of 20 school days. Items may be renewed for an additional loan period if not requested by another student or teacher. Although late notices are issued, the date due slip is the patron’s reminder to bring materials back on time.
Late Books/Replacement Charges
Materials should be returned on time so that other patrons may have the chance to use them. Lost or damaged materials must be paid for in full. Damaged materials include rain-soaked books and books in which there is writing. Please take care of library materials so that others can benefit from their availability.
Please expand the links below to learn more about our offerings.
The library offers electronic access to titles through the Axis 360 application. Instructions are available for downloading the app on iOS, Android, and eReaders including Nook and Kindle. Over 33,000 free e-Books are also available at Project Gutenburg and Magic Wall.
Directions for iOS, Android, and eReaders.
The Directory of Open Access Journals is an online directory that indexes and provides access to high quality, open access, peer-reviewed journals. The database contains over 10,000 publications as of March 2015.
A comprehensive resource for college-prep level students. Covering a wide array of subject areas from the arts and multicultural studies, Advanced Placement Source offers students the essential research materials to achieve academic success in honors, AP, or IB programs.
JSTOR is a database that contains scholarly articles from all different disciplines and subject areas. Much of its content is available in full-text (although full-text of recent articles may not be available for a year or more).
Gale Literature Resource Center offers full-text articles from scholarly journals and literary magazines are combined with critical essays, work and topic overviews, full-text works, biographies, and more to provide a wealth of information on authors, their works, and literary movements. Researchers at all levels will find the information they need, with content covering all genres and disciplines, all time periods and all parts of the world.
Whether you’re writing a critical essay, researching a report or term paper, or preparing for a debate, or you just want to be better informed, you’ll find a variety of reference materials, commentaries and viewpoints, scholarly periodical articles, news articles, primary sources, statistics and multimedia in Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center.
Containing resources that present multiple sides of an issue, Points of View Reference Center provides rich content that can help students realize and develop persuasive arguments and essays, better understand controversial issues, and develop analytical thinking skills.
World Book Online offers an encyclopedia, dictionary, atlas, homework help, study aids, and more.
Please check this tab in May for updated reading assignments.