About Us

 Warburg Library Mission

Promote a love of learning that integrates the library into the intellectual, academic and cultural life of Middlesex School.

Create a library program that aligns with the school's program in all aspects.

Teach information literacy skills that encompass the ability to find, use, and evaluate information and ideas.  The library staff collaborates with the faculty to teach research skills (including how to use primary sources, abstracts, citations, indexes and bibliographies), teach critical thinking, the process of accessing information, and evaluation of resources through classroom instruction and individual reference interviews. 

Encourage an atmosphere that fosters a love of reading where students can concentrate and be intellectually curious. 

Develop an accessible and inviting use of space.

Strive to raise social awareness and encourage cultural sensitivity by creating a culturally enriched and inclusive environment.

Build the collection based on the school’s curriculum and community interests. 

Provide a vision for technology.


Library Services

Information Literacy classes geared towards class assignments

Reference and research help
Readers advisory services

Exhibits, special programs and film festivals






 Library Resources

General Collection: 46,000 items (including 6,500 e-books)

DVDs and Videos: Over 2,600 feature and non-fiction films


Periodicals: Nearly 100 subscriptions, including magazines in French and Chinese


Music CDs: 400 classical, popular and world music titles


Online Databases: 25 carefully selected subscription  databases with newspaper, magazine and journal articles, as well a primary source documents


More than 200 Audiobooks


Museum Passes


The Friends Reading Room

Cohane-Price Reading Room with smart board, projector, DVD & VHS players and laptop docking bay

A Computer Lab, 11 PC's, 8 Mac's, a laser printer and a projection system

Wireless broadcasting and network drops available throughout the library

A large Reference Area with a sensational view of Bateman's Pond

Group study rooms and carrels

A multi-media viewing room


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Materials are chosen on the basis of educational, cultural, and artistic value, and are subject to peer review.


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