Welcome to the Berta A. Dreyfus library!

Welcome to the Dreyfus Library! We are open for students and staff all day, every day, including during our open access lunch periods.

Students may borrow three (3) books at a time for two (2) weeks. Please see Mrs. Szeluga to renew your books if you need more time or to place a book on hold. Please return your books on time! Students must pay the replacement cost of any lost or damaged book. Staff have unlimited checkouts and may borrow materials until the end of each marking period.

The Dreyfus Library Squad is a committed group of students who work in the library one day a week during their lunch period. See Mrs. Szeluga for an application. 


Access Berta's online library catalog from any device! 

The catalog allows you to:
  • search for books and eBooks. 
  • access databases.  
  • check out links for classes.  
  • access a variety of useful websites.
See Mrs. Szeluga in the library for database password.


Announcement: Dreyfus Parents and Guardians

Please join our Parent Book Club! Our first meeting will be Tuesday February 13th from 2:40 to 3:30 pm during parent engagement. Our first book will be "I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban." Email Mrs. Szeluga for more information at cszeluga@berta49.org 


NYC Reads 365

On 11/02/15, Chancellor Fariña announced the launch of NYC Reads 365, a new multi-year citywide literacy effort to promote a City that reads every day, in and outside of our schools. NYC Reads 365 challenges New Yorkers to read every single day. Read for pleasure, read to find out, read to argue, read to persuade, read to laugh, read to cry, read to understand, read to forget!


Explore lists of titles here.


I am pleased to announce that we were awarded a $3,500 grant to obtain makerspace materials including: littlebits, Dash robot, meeperbot and more! Thanks to the NYC Department of Education's Office of Library Services and Demco for the opportunity! The makerspace is available during open access and scheduled class visits.

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