An Integral Part of the Boston Public Library

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  • The Newman Library

    There is no limit to the services provided at the Newman Library, which is a part of the Boston Public Library system. Our students register for a Boston Public Library card at school and use the BPL online catalog and circulation network. The City is Our Campus!

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  • Our Mission

    Support the Newman curriculum through access to a wide range of resources.

    Encourage the love of reading for pleasure.

    Value the level of each student's expertise and support each one's search for growth.

    Value, support, and encourage the exploration and access of information, knowledge, truth, and wisdom.
  • On a Daily Basis, We Offer

    Welcoming, comfortable environment for study.

    Collection of 3000+ books specifically relevant to the Newman curriculum.

    Selection of daily newspapers and current magazines.

    Access to BIBLIOCOMMONS, our online catalog, research databases, and the internet.

    Audiovisual collection of 300+ items for faculty and/or classroom use.

    Access to 7.5 million books held by the Boston Public Library with over 2 million items that can be borrowed.

    Shared resources with the Metro Boston Regional System including local college collections.

    Assistance in locating and using materials, using Interlibrary Loan, finding the best resources.

    Access to My Library Account where students can renew, reserve, and follow through on book choices 24 hours a day
  • We Frequently Offer

    Classroom instruction on the research process and use of the online catalog.

    Instruction in the use of research databases.

    Book discussion groups for faculty and students.

    Information about local author events.

    Field trips to the Boston Public Library in order to become familiar with the location of the resources and collections and the history, art, and architecture of this beautiful building, 'the palace of the people.'
Newman provides opportunity for students from broadly diverse backgrounds to pursue serious studies in a welcoming and supportive environment where self and community are paramount.