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Library Access

"Because that’s what Hermione does,” said Ron, shrugging. “When in doubt, go to the library."

J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

School libraries are increasingly becoming campus community centers where students go not only to find and read books for pleasure and research, but also to meet with peers; seek tutoring; attend talks, readings and performances; learn information science skills; and play with games and puzzles. To that end, the Doane Stuart library is a creative and vibrant communal space that allows for independent reading and study, collaboration with peers and teachers, and a variety of extracurricular and social events. It is a dynamic space used by early childhood through grade twelve, filled with a sense of discovery. 

Encompassing books from the Kenwood Academy, the St. Agnes School and Doane Stuart, the library houses over 12,000 titles, ranging from rare, mid-nineteenth century titles (think the Gustave Doré-illustrated Inferno) to the most recent Caldecott, Newbery and National Book Award winners. Students enjoy access to over 15,000 eBooks through Overdrive, which they may access anywhere, as well as a variety of research databases and interlibrary loan through the Capital Region BOCES School Library System. Apple computers are available for student use.  

Students-in-Library

Students in Early Childhood through Sixth grade visit the library on a weekly basis for story time, book checkout and library class. Lower school students read a diversity of authors and do activities and projects including scavenger hunts, story reflections, book and author presentations, group story performances, and visual-timeline and poster making. Middle School library classes emphasize research skills and discerning between sources; media literacy; public speaking and presentation skills; and proficiency with technology. Upper school students periodically visit the library for research classes and seminars for their core courses.

The library also houses the Writing Center, a peer-based tutoring program, where upper school students may seek help on any writing-based assignment from trained junior and senior writing tutors.

Online Card Catalog

Conveniently and powerfully browse the Doane Stuart Library. You also have access to the BOCES interlibrary loan system.

Overdrive EBooks

Choose from over 10,000 Ebooks for your laptop, tablet, or phone! New titles are continuously added. Audiobooks are also available.

Britannica Academic with Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary

Encyclopedia with entries written by experts, primary sources, multimedia, and research tools. 

Britannica School

School edition of Britannica, customizable for lower, middle and upper school.
 

Britannica Escolar

Spanish-language version of Britannica for lower and middle school students. 

NoodleTools

Format MLA, APA and Chicago style citations.
Email librarian for login instructions.

NOVEL – GALE

Search the New York Virtual Online Electronic Library. NOVEL contains information in all disciplines from magazines, newspapers, scholarly journals, reference books, maps, and visual art.
username:  none needed password:  empirelink

Teachingbooks.net

Supplement your study or teaching of literature with multimedia resources.
username:  none needed password:  capregionboces

SoundzAbound

A royalty free music library. Students can use the audio files for creating original works.
Email librarian for login instructions.

Purdue OWL

Review a variety of writing resources.