The Collegiate School Library strives to be a welcoming space that serves the entire learning community and aims to represent the very best of participatory culture, while providing a space for both independent and collaborative work. The love of reading, lifelong learning, inspiring critical thinking and ethical thinkers and effective users of ideas and information are cornerstones of the library program. Members of the Collegiate community are welcome and encouraged to engage in their personal and academic learning pursuits in the library.
The students have access to Collegiate School Library’s approximately 45,000 circulating book collection, eBook collection, and over 65 subscription on-line databases. The periodical collection includes 80 titles in hard copy and on-line databases that provide access to over 5,000 magazines and newspapers.
The online catalog and research tools can be accessed from any web enabled device, including computers, tablets, and smartphones. Twenty library computers, laptops, a scanner, and a printer are available for the production of written or digital work. We work with faculty to provide productive and valuable research opportunities for the students. In addition, librarians are always available to help students with research projects that are assigned by the Faculty.
Finally, in addition to access to research tools, securing the ability for a Collegiate student to sit by the window in perceived solitude thinking about life and turning the pages of a book will always be important to the mission of the Collegiate Library.