Libraries

Our library mission is to create lifelong readers and independent learners. Greenwich Academy’s two libraries support our students, faculty, and curricula with a print collection of 30,000 volumes, digital resources, and subscription research databases for all ages and disciplines. With a collaborative spirit and open access, the libraries strive to foster a culture of reading and discovery.

Jean and David W. Wallace Library

The Jean and David W. Wallace Library is a top-level research facility for our upper school and middle school, featuring extensive digital resources accessible on and off campus. The library also supports a vibrant reading culture through book clubs, reading contests, author visits, and an open-door policy for students and faculty to browse and check out books. Upper school students enjoy reciprocal library privileges for all resources at both Greenwich Academy’s and Brunswick’s libraries.

Research Databases
The library offers scholarly research databases for students and faculty across all disciplines. Please contact GA librarian Joan Slattery for off-campus passwords to the databases. 

Go to databases

Research Guides
Curated research guides for specific GA courses

Go to guides

Citation Resources
Citation help and anti-plagiarism tips for students preparing research papers

Go to resources

David W. Wallace Library

The David W. Wallace Library welcomes all lower school students for weekly visits. Library classes feature read-alouds, art projects, independent reading, digital literacy, author studies, STEAM station activities, and checkouts. The library supports the Lower School through digital literacy, author visits, research databases, and a wide selection of current and classic books for the school community. 

Resources

Check-out Policy

We love how excited the girls always are to take home books. Here are a few rules to know. Happy reading!

Book Limits

PC and CC girls are allowed to check out one book. Groups I-IV may take two.

Due Dates

PC and CC have books for one week. Groups I-IV have two.

Overdue Books

A student must return her book before checking out another one. If she cannot check out a new book, we encourage her to make a new selection that will be placed on hold. GA libraries do not charge overdue fines.

Lost Books

If a book is lost, please contact librarian Leesa Singleton. Once the book is reported lost, your daughter will be able to check out again. Your school billing account will be charged for the replacement copy.

Check-out Times

Students may check out books during weekly scheduled library class. In addition, girls may select books during Early Birds in the library or whenever classroom teachers allows them to visit the library.

Policies & Info

US/MS Library

Hours
7:00 AM -5:00 PM
The Jean and David W. Wallace Library, our upper school/middle school library, is open to faculty at any time and to GA and Brunswick upper school students 7:00 AM -5:00 PM on school days. Middle school students can access the library during the school day.

Eligible Users
All GA & Brunswick students, faculty, staff & parents 

Checkout Limits
Groups V-VI: 2 books
Groups VII-VIII: 5 books
Groups IX-XII: 8 books

Checkout duration
Books are checked out to you for three weeks. To renew, or to place a hold, please contact the GA librarian or log in to your Alexandria account. (Contact the librarian for your login details.)

Overdue Books
GA libraries do not charge for overdue books. However, if a book is lost, we will charge the student’s account for the replacement cost or ask that you provide a replacement copy. 

LS Library

Book Limits
PC/CC: 1 book
Groups I-IV: 2 books

Checkout duration
PC/CC: 1 week
Groups I-IV: 2 weeks

Overdue Books
A student must return her book before checking out another one. If she cannot check out a new book, we encourage her to make a new selection that will be placed on hold. GA libraries do not charge overdue fines.

Lost Books
If a book is lost, please contact the librarian. Once the book is reported lost, your daughter will be able to check out again. Your school billing account will be charged for the replacement.

Checkout Times
Students may check out books during library class, Early Birds, or whenever classroom teachers allow.

News
Catch up on current events. 

GA Reads
Looking for book ideas? Check out our library blog and Pinterest page.

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