Reference and Nonfiction
The Macks Library houses a strong nonfiction and (circulating) reference collection which reflects and enhances school curriculum and makes up almost a quarter of our holdings in the area of General Studies. An extensive collection of Judaic reference books, including complete sets of the Talmud in Aramaic and Hebrew, most with English translations, extends along the south wall of the library. Students can also choose from our extensive collection of over 650 biographies on both the middle and high school levels.
The library regularly acquires award-winning and up-to-date fiction for grades 6 – 12, including adult books suitable for high school students. The librarian displays new titles on changing displays throughout the library and is always happy to consider book purchases by special request.
Fiction and nonfiction titles may be checked out for three weeks. Books may be renewed if no one else has requested them. Reference books may be borrowed after 2:00 p.m. and must be returned before first period the following day. Audiovisual materials only circulate to faculty, but exceptions are made by faculty request.
The library has a wide variety of films covering all areas of our school curriculum. There is also a collection of foreign language materials that includes a comprehensive selection of films from Israel, as well as numerous documentaries on the Holocaust.
Our library catalog, BTCAT
, is available online. Students can click on the link "Beth Tfiloh Upper School Library"
to search our print and audiovisual collection in school or at home.