The Kenison Library
Dedicated in 1979, the Kenison Library is a beautiful, welcoming library facility with an unmatched view of Lake Winnipesaukee, the mountains beyond, and the playing fields below.
The Kenison Library offers a well-balanced collection combining the best of ebook offerings with collection holdings of more than 15,000 books and 40 periodical subscriptions. To support the curriculum, we subscribe to 34 databases covering a wide array of topics, from science, history, current events, and literature to biographies, pop culture, and the environment. We have re-invented the library program to meet the needs of our techno-savvy students while maintaining an inviting atmosphere that brings students to the library throughout the day. We supplement the collection through the New Hampshire statewide interlibrary loan system.
The layout of the library is designed to meet the individual study needs of our students; it combines comfortable seating with group work areas and individual desks, and contains study rooms for small groups allowing students to work in whatever situation suits them best. The facility is also wireless throughout maximizing its flexibility and friendly, helpful, expert librarians are always available to provide assistance. The expansive view out the window offers inspiration.
The librarians collaborate with faculty to facilitate research assignments and projects by providing the proper resources necessary to support the curriculum. Librarians assist faculty and students with their research and in locating materials efficiently, using them critically, and researching effectively. Online subject guides, designed in cooperation with faculty, have been created to help direct students to the most appropriate library resources provided digitally or in print. Instruction in the use of the library's catalog, databases, foundational research techniques, and citations is available for individuals and classes.
Our goal is to enhance the educational experience of Brewster Academy's students, and to leave them with research skills they will need in college and which they will benefit from for the rest of their lives.