|Creating a foundation for lifelong learning is at the heart of The John Cooper School libraries. The library program is designed to promote quality recreational reading and to provide instructional support to the faculty. |
Librarians in each library teach research and information literacy through the curriculum. The libraries' resources and professional staffs help students learn to become independent locators, evaluators, and users of information in order to solve problems, gather knowledge, and satisfy their curiosity.
Cooper is served by three libraries: the Fargo Library in the Lower School, the Middle School Library and Upper School Library. Together these libraries house more than 30,000 print and non-print materials. The collections include multicultural and multiethnic literature and works suitable for the challenging educational environment of a college preparatory school.
Computers for student use are available in every library, giving access to our online catalogs and the Internet. The Middle and Upper School Libraries provides subscriptions to online encyclopedias and electronic books; also to 65 online research databases that offer primary source documents and articles from thousands of magazines, scholarly journals, and newspapers. All of our online sources are available from the library web page 24 hours a day and may be accessed from home as well as on campus.