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Library Resources

Library resources at Carrollton support rigorous academic standards and include:

  • Four libraries:  Montessori and Primary, Intermediate, Junior High, and the Upper School
  • Two professional full-time librarians, one Library Clerk, and one Archivist
  • 58,000 print books and thousands of digital full-text and audio books for learning and popular reading and listening in synch with the Miami Dade Public Library resources, reference and biographies  
  • Over 70 magazines and newspapers subscriptions, including foreign language titles in print and digital format
  • An extensive - more than 71 - ever evolving online subscription database collection with 24/7 internet access from school and away
  • An Online library catalog - to help find books on the library shelf - with access from school and away
  • The Library of Congress Classification call number scheme used by most college and university libraries around the world and uniquely used at Founders Library.  Books are cataloged and shelved using LC.  "We are a college library to benefit our students as they move from our high school library to the college library.  With 71 databases and instruction in research techniques, students have a head-start  -  before they go to college!"  
  • LibGuides, is an important resource at Carrollton.  This software program is an easy-to-use content management system and is used at thousands of secondary and academic libraries worldwide. It is used at Carrollton to share information and curate knowledge  - organize classroom and subject specific resources
  • Networked facilities provide access to the school portal, the Internet,  library catalog, subscription databases, e-books, audio books, e-periodicals
  • Rooms for individual and group learning and innovation

Visit our Online Catalog  (click the link) to search for books and other materials in our school collection.


Map of Founders Library

The Mission of the Library Program

  • Guided by the Goals and Criteria of Sacred Heart Schools, our Carrollton Libraries are key centers of learning where access to scholarly information, research support, library instruction, computing, and study facilities - are all available.  Young people, today, live in a world rich in technology and media; they are "digital natives," and interact with information, stories, and the world at large in new and wondrous ways.  To support their imagination, there is the library - where they will always find personal help whenever they need it - at school and when they are away - wherever internet access is available to them - through messaging, reference guides, online tutorials, and intuitive inerfaces.  And, because a child's reading skills are important to their success in school and work, reading "outloud" to them - which is a fun and imaginative activity for children,  - that opens doors to all kinds of new worlds - is an integral part of the curricula.  



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Google can bring you back 100,000 answers,” as the writer Neil Gaiman once said. “A librarian can bring you back the right one.”



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Library Hours:  Mon - Fri, 7:45am - 5:00pm  

Bibliograpic Instruction

Bibliographic instruction is taught by the Librarians in a logical progression as part of the curricula. Search techniques and research are taught in collaboration, -  with teachers and their classroom assignments and projects. Librarians support students and faculty by helping with research problems, teaching about research strategies, and buying books for the Library.



Managing the Library Collections

Adding new and relevant items in print and digital formats while identifying titles that can be easily removed from the collections to include multiple copies, outdated materials, etc., are just the initial first steps in managing the collections.  Review is an ongoing task, along with a regular and timely analysis and inventory with continuing recommendations from our faculty to ensure that we will always have the most comprehensive collections for research and study at Carrollton.

Oak Room - Intermediate Library

Founders Library - Upper School LIbrary

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Junior High Library