Library at Manchester Library and Learning Center

Noted as the academic heart of campus, Manchester Library & Learning Center is a vibrant and welcoming space on campus for thoughtful collaboration, connection and learning. 

From silent and group study spaces, to stacks of books and periodicals, from the Media Lab to the historical archives, students are surrounded by materials to brace their learning goals, needs and interests. 

Information Literacy Instruction

The library staff provides curriculum support to the faculty and students, to help develop critical thinkers who use sources ethically and responsibly and to support lifelong love of learning and reading. 

The Building

Filled with a robust print and digital collection, the facility is a blend of tradition and technology, including four group study rooms with 50-inch monitors for digital projects, individual study carrels, a writing center and a media lab. 

The building has 22,000 square feet on three levels. The main level is The Huntington Library Collection, which includes the reference and history sections. The atrium level comprises both fiction and nonfiction, and the upper level hosts silent study areas and The Learning Center.

With laptops, device chargers and wireless access both inside the building and on the neighboring Larmour Lawn & Plaza, information is not tied to a single location or piece of equipment.

Media Lab

Open to the Bishop’s academic community, the media lab provides students a place to collaborate, create and learn.

Students have access to a green screen, multiple photo and video editing programs and Midi keyboards for creating sound and musical compositions. Equipment for check-out includes digital cameras, cinema lenses, Go Pro Hero cameras and accessories, lighting equipment, sound equipment and more.

Library Hours

Mon - Fri: 7:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Upper school students may use the library during their free periods to study, do research, write papers, read magazines and work on projects with classmates. Middle school students may use the library before and after school and with their teachers for research projects.


List of 4 members.

  • Photo of Alisa Brandt

    Alisa Brandt 

    Library Director
    (858) 875-0723
    National University - B.A.
    San Jose State University - M.L.I.S.
  • Photo of Shaun McGraw

    Shaun McGraw 

    Library Assistant
    (858) 875-0510
    Seattle Pacific University - B.A.
  • Photo of Jennifer Warner

    Jennifer Warner 

    Library Assistant
    (858) 875-0880
    UC San Diego - B.A.
  • Photo of Michelle Homsher

    Michelle Homsher 

    Library Assistant
    (858) 875-0880
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The Bishop’s School is an independent, coeducational college-preparatory day school for students in grades six through twelve who live throughout San Diego County. Founded in 1909, the School is affiliated with the Episcopal church.