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Essential Library Links

Find passwords to access library databases & resources outside of school. 



Library Resources for Lower, Middle & Upper School.

Digital Books - How to Borrow eBooks from OverDrive


Download the app to your device.

Getting Started with OverDrive

Your library card consists of your username (the first part of your BC email address (ex. khartley-maneri) and your PIN password.

Find your PIN on the Database Passwords page or ask your librarian.

Professional Education Resources


Library Resources & Services

Your librarians offer a range of services and resources to support your curriculum and to help students be successful in their learning. Please reach out if you have questions.

What we offer:

Instruction: Librarian-led instruction and mini-lessons on resources and research skills, embedded in projects at their point of need, and tailored to help your students' be successful in their learning.

LibGuides: Request a resource guide for a selected topic or to support ongoing research in your classes. Collaboratively plan with your librarian so that it fulfills your learning objectives.

ProgrammingRequest a book tasting to promote reading or a special program to meet your learning goals for your students.

Reserve the Library: Bring your class to the library for a period, a series of classes or a special event and take advantage of its flexibility as a teaching and learning space. If you would like a librarian to be available to help your students research or find good books to read, please give advance notice. The Veracross reservation system needs to be used to reserve library space for all class times. 

Request Library purchases: Suggest resources to add to our print and digital collections to support your curriculum, to grow our professional collection or to read for pleasure. Your input is welcome!


What your librarians need from you:

  • Advance notice for instruction sessions, LibGuide creation and special events - At least one week's notice, preferably more.
  • Thorough communication: share resources, assignments and the project instructions you plan to provide to your students 
  • Inclusion in the planning process for research projects big or small! 

Making A Library Reservation In Veracross

  • Follow these steps to reserve the library for your class during the school day

  • Once submitted, Ms. Hartley-Maneri will accept the reservation and you will be notified via email

Please note - event reservations after school hours must be done through SchoolDude. Ask Sabrina Harris or Anne Fenton for information on how to do this.


1. Log into the Faculty Portal in Veracross and select “Find Resources”



2. Under “View Available Places” click on “All Places”



3. Select the desired date for your reservation



4. Filter by “Name”




5. Scroll down to OR search “MS Library” 

  • This will show you the current library availability for that day







6. Click on “Reserve”




7. Select the date, fill in the time range, note your class in the description field, your group size, and specific activity or details in the notes field and then click “Reserve Resource”


You will receive an email when your reservation has been approved by Ms. Hartley-Maneri.

If there is a conflict or a need to reschedule you will be notified.

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The New York Times Digital Subscription - How To Claim Your Free Pass

We are pleased to offer you and your students full digital access to The New York Times from any location. 
To claim your pass, follow these steps:
  1. On campus, go to
  2. Create an account using your BC email address. 
  3. When you see "START YOUR ACCESS" and an expiration date (one year from the day you sign up), you are all set!
  4. Set a calendar reminder for next year so you have no lag in your subscription.

Visit to download your free NYTimes app.

Please note:  Students in grades 5-8 will create their accounts in Digital Essentials and sign into the NYTimes app on their iPad.

Digital Magazines available via Flipster - BC's Online Newstand


Select any magazine to view in digital format.

To access off campus, enter the username & password found on the Database Passwords page.




The Atlantic ~  Beanz (formerly Kids, Code &  Computer Science) ~  Discover  ~  Faces  ~ MIT Technology Review ~ Muse ~  National Wildlife  ~ Natural History ~ The New York Review of Books ~ New Yorker ‚Äč ~ Science News  ~  Scientific American  ~  Scientific American Mind  ~  Sports Illustrated  ~ Sports Illustrated Kids  ~ Time ~  Wacky But True ~ The Week Junior ~ The Week ~ Wired