The mission of the Alcuin School library staff is to provide resources to support the curriculums, both Montessori and International Baccalaureate (IB), and to encourage the development of intellectual curiosity and a joy of reading.
Students in extended-day primary through Upper School come to the library in the Shaun Underhill Community Building. The Underhill Library houses more than 30,000 books. The campus is wireless and the library is equipped with generous space and outlets for laptops as well as desktop computers. The card catalog is online and available to our students, parents and staff from campus or home. We provide online research subscriptions, including World Book, netTrekker and BrainPOP. In addition, patrons can view more than 600 eBooks.
Primary and Lower Elementary classrooms have a special time each week to check out take-home reading materials. Upper Elementary through Upper School students have open hours. Students at all levels come to the library for research purposes as needed.
Our staff and volunteers strive to provide a warm and friendly environment with guidelines to promote respect for each individual who is a part of our school community.