Perimeter School’s Library & Media Center seeks to support the curriculum of each grade level as well as to encourage students to enjoy reading a rich variety of living books outside the classroom. The library collects living books (see the definition in the right side bar) in both fiction and non-fiction forms that reflect a variety of writing styles. Students learn the proper organization of the collection so that they may locate, understand, evaluate, gain wisdom and take pleasure in reading.
We currently have two libraries on the premises. The Elementary School Library serves kindergarten through third grades and is located on the second floor of C Building. The Middle School Library serves fourth through eighth grades and is located on the second floor of A Building.
Parents are welcome to make use of the collection for their own reading pleasure as well as a resource for Perimeter School Enrichment Days.
The Library & Media Center has an online catalog which indexes the school’s collection of over 13,000 volumes. The catalog is accessed through the student computers in the Middle School Library as well as the desktops of school faculty and staff.
The Library & Media Center has an online catalog which indexes the Media Center collection of over 13,000 volumes. It is accessed via the desktop of Perimeter School faculty and staff and through the student computers in the Middle School library.
Students may also access EBSCO, a subscription database of educational magazines and books on a variety of topics. We subscribe to three EBSCO databases: Middle School, History Reference Center, and Science Reference Center.
Students in fourth through eighth grades are taught to use this database during their classroom time in the Media Center.
Students may access the EBSCO databases from either the Middle School library or from home. For directions on accessing EBSCO from home, please contact the Media Center Specialist at 678.405.2321.