About the Library

The Elizabeth Downie Media Library has a multimedia collection of recreational and curriculum support materials with an emphasis upon both the academic and arts programs offered at ESA. In addition to approximately 21,000 circulating books, there are unique special collections of up-to-date reference books, French materials, playscripts, artbooks, videos, CDs, music and music theatre scores, magazines and newspapers. There is also an increasingly substantial collection of DVDs for academics, music theatre, drama and film.

Students can access the library catalogue, ebooks and internet databases at home, on classroom computers or in the cross-curricular labs in the Library and Room 217. A special ESA site licence provides staff and student access to Adobe Creative Suite 4 Production Premium. Both individual and group instruction is available to students who wish to use these resources and learn the proper techniques of research documentation.

All members of the ESA Community are invited to keep in touch with the Library on Twitter by following @ESALibrary.

You can also keep in touch with what’s going on in the world of literature and the arts at the ESA Library Blog.  Follow us on Tumblr at  http://etobicokeschoolofthearts.tumblr.com.

This blog will highlight daily life in the Library.   Access all of our online resources by starting at our main landing page for the Elizabeth Downie Media Library.