About Jackson Library
Completed in 2002, the state-of-the-art Jackson Library is the center of academic inquiry and discovery on the Berwick Academy Campus. The charge of the Jackson Library is to support the mission of the School and to enable all students to become lifelong learners, critical thinkers, skillful researchers, enthusiastic readers, and ethical users of information. The two-story, 16,000 square foot facility contains over 27,000 volumes and subscriptions to numerous databases which include periodicals and newspapers. Students are linked to a virtual library of thousands of online resources that support and enrich the curriculum. All resources, including online subscription databases, the library catalog, pre-selected websites, eBooks and downloadable audiobooks, and research guides are available 24/7 from any computer with Internet access,
The Jackson Library is filled with an energy of inquiry and learning whether a student is working individually, collaborating with peers, receiving library instruction, attending a performance or presentation, visiting the Archives, working on Innovation Pursuits, enjoying impromptu music, stopping by an exhibit in the Art Gallery, attending the Early Bird program, participating in a club, or any number of other meaningful activities. With a variety of seating and room choices, individual students, small groups, and classes can be accommodated in the light-drenched, spacious, and comfortable space. The major part of the library is designed for open use. Members of the Berwick community use this active hub and flexible space for learning, research, collaboration, and innovation. The Jackson Library strives to be at the forefront of the 21st Century Library/Learning Commons model.
The Jackson Library serves as the base for the Innovation Pursuit program. The Berwick Innovation Center is a project-based, student-directed program where students pursue their passion in a self-selected area of study. Students customize the experience, making the study meaningful and tailored to their creative and intellectual interests. Each innovation student is paired with a mentor to help guide and execute the research or project.