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Library Services

The Fontbonne Academy Library provides instruction in research and information literacy to individual students, groups, and classes. By practicing these increasingly complex competencies, students prepare for each level of the school's challenging curriculum. The Library also pursues an ongoing program to provide students and faculty with access to electronic databases, current print resources, and visual materials. Library services and materials support classroom curriculum, but also aim to encourage students in a life-long love of learning.

Library Faculty/Staff

Florence Lathrop, Librarian
view Mrs. Lathrop's wiki

M. Prudence McCarthy, CSJ, Library Assistant

Library Resources

The Fontbonne catalog contains book data, entire ebooks to read online, and capabilities for book reviewing:

Fontbonne purchases special databases containing articles and visuals for your projects. To access these databases, go to Mrs. Lathrop's Web page. The Library Web page also provides other suggestions for finding information for your special projects, including Web sources and ebooks. You will also find there directions for using your local library and the Boston Public Library's catalogs and databases. Go to Mrs. Lathrop's blog for assignment updates and new discoveries from the Web.

Click Here to View the Library Update Blog

Hours & Services

The Library is open for research and study Monday through Thursday from 7:15 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., and Friday from 7:15 to 3 p.m. Librarians are also available through the emails listed above. Students are invited to work with Library staff individually, in small groups, or as a class.

Services include:
• instruction in locating and evaluating sources
• research assistance for class assignments
• access to materials that support the curriculum and co-curriculum.

Students and the adult members of the Fontbonne Learning Community are welcome to work on the computers, use the Fontbonne databases, and check out books, videos and tapes.


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