Macks Upper School Library

The Macks Upper School Library and Media Center, with a collection of approximately 10,000 books and audiovisual materials in both General Studies and Judaics, is at the heart of the Beth Tfiloh mission to inspire the mind and nourish the soul. The 2,000-square-foot, light-filled space offers access to our online library catalog, databases, and eBooks on both the middle and high school levels; these resources can also be used off campus. The databases provide students with full-text access to thousands of periodicals and other reference sources on virtually any research topic. There are also a number of databases students can use at home that are provided through the Baltimore County Public Library system. Access to these public library databases is available to anyone with a Baltimore County Public Library card. (Students who reside outside of Baltimore County have access to these resources through our school library card.) To create a bibliography (list of works cited), students can use Noodletools, which will generate entries in either MLA or APA format.

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  • Equipment

    The Library also has state-of-the-art computer and audiovisual equipment available to students and faculty: desktop computers, LCD projectors, laptops, and a cart with 24 iPad Minis that are used for a variety of projects. There are also a number of TV//DVD/VCR units, a multi-system unity that is compatible with PAL format to show Israeli and foreign language films, several overhead projectors and two screens.
  • Judaic Texts

    The Library offers access to a wealth of Judaic texts and commentaries online and in print. To search for Judaic subjects on the Internet, try the databases listed at the end of the section on online resources, or ask the librarian for assistance.
  • Periodicals

    Our periodical and newspaper subscriptions, on both secular and Judaic subjects, are arranged on open shelves next to a reading area in the front of the library and can be checked out by both students and faculty.
  • Hours

    Students visit the library for assistance on research projects, to look for books, or to study. Mrs. Shira London, the librarian, is available to assist students from 8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Monday – Thursday and until 12:30 p.m. on Fridays. You can reach Mrs. London by email or by phone at 410-413-2414. Mr. Jeffrey Amdur, assistant to the librarian, staffs the library on Monday – Thursday from 2:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. and on Fridays from 12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
  • Suggestions

    We are always adding new fiction and nonfiction titles. Do you have a book in mind that you think the library should own? Book suggestions are always appreciated! Please email suggestions to the librarian or print out the book suggestion form and either email it or bring it in to school and put it in Mrs. London’s mailbox in the High School office.


Our award-winning school technology program has received local and national acclaim, as recipient of the Baltimore Business Journal Award for Excellence in School Technology and the 2001 National Blue Ribbon Special Recognition Award for Educational Technology.

Beth Tfiloh is a “Laptop Friendly” environment, with a school-wide wireless network. The High School encourages, but does not require, students to bring their own portable device to class. Additional computing resources are available to support classes as needed, inculding access to a variety of computer labs, laptop and iPad carts, and printers both during the school day and after school. 
 The High School library is equipped with a mini-lab providing students with Internet access and hi-speed printing. Students are able to use online database engines from the library, search the school collection and use the desktops for other applications. The High School Publications Office is available to students who are involved with the Beth Tfiloh yearbook, Kadima, or the school newspaper, Insight. This office is equipped with desktop publishing computers, printers, digital cameras and scanners. 

Our High School classrooms are equipped with wireless network projectors that will allow a teacher to connect and project within seconds.

All students in Grades 5 through 12 are entitled to a free license of Office 365 and the Office Professional suite, for their home computers, which is made available through our school-wide license.

Our technology infrastructure includes a school-wide wireless network, with load balancing, content filtlering, and redundant connections.

Through their four years in the High School, students can elect to take a variety of Computer Science courses, including Introduction to Programming Animation, Fundamentals of Computer Science, AP Computer Science I, and AP Computer Science II. A Film Production elective, and student publications, such as the newspaper, yearbook, and art/literary magazine, provide additional opportunities for computer-assisted publication design, graphical and video editing applications. 

Library Hours

Shira London
MS/HS Librarian

Monday – Thursday: 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Friday – 8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.


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BETH TFILOH Dahan Community School
Roz & Marvin H. Weiner Family Campus | 3300 Old Court Road, Baltimore, MD 21208 | 410-486-1905 |