Library Newsletter

September 2019

Welcome to the Lisa B. Tuttle Library

The Lisa B. Tuttle Library is a beautiful space open to all faculty and students before and after school in additional to regular school hours. The library has a collection of over 10,000 print and digital items. In addition to our own collection, we belong to the Northshire Consortium and share resources with Manchester Elementary Middle School and Manchester Community Library, which brings our total local collection to over 50,000 items. Our goal is to provide materials to enrich the curriculum as well as your personal interests. If we don’t have a book that you are looking for locally, we will request an interlibrary loan through the Vermont Department of Libraries system which contacts public, school and university libraries or we will purchase it for the collection. Here is the link to the online catalog. Please email me with any book requests.

Food for Thought

We have a wonderful program at BBA called "Food for Thought." Students and faculty create their own book groups and the school purchases copies of the books for participants and pays for a meal during their book discussion. Groups can be initiated by students or faculty/staff. A group must consist of at least three students and one faculty member. The book can be anything that interests the group, for example, a deeper examination of a subject touched on in class, a shared hobby, or simply entertainment. To qualify for the “Food for Thought” program the book must be completely optional; it cannot be a class requirement. “Food for Thought” is a great opportunity to connect with fellow students and faculty in a different setting and nurture a love of reading.

Electronic Resources

BBA subscribes to a number of research databases including:


  • Historical NY Times

  • GALE (collection of over 50 databases)

  • Blooms Literature

  • SIRS Opposing Viewpoints

  • CREDO Reference

You should be able to connect to all databases automatically while you are on the campus. Passwords are needed for off-campus use. These passwords can be found in the student and faculty resources in OnCampus. This document provides descriptions of the databases and is helpful in determining which database is most useful for a given need.

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Library Hours

Monday - Thursday: 7:20 - 4:00

Friday: 7:20 - 1:00