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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  and movies 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  ( search for books and other materials in our school collection.


Map of Founders Library

Map by Guido Mena ; 2020

The human network

High School Jungen & M├Ądchen in der St. Patrick's Day Parade in ...

The typical story of technology is one of progress; your floppies get old and decrepit and you can’t see your old data, that’s basically your fault, and who wants to live in the past? But human networks often stick around for decades, half-centuries. .. from the Smithsonian Magazine, 1980's

The Summer Day

Who made the world?
Who made the swan, and the black bear?
Who made the grasshopper?
This grasshopper, I mean-
the one who has flung herself out of the grass,
the one who is eating sugar out of my hand,
who is moving her jaws back and forth instead of up and down-
who is gazing around with her enormous and complicated eyes.
Now she lifts her pale forearms and thoroughly washes her face.
Now she snaps her wings open, and floats away.
I don't know exactly what a prayer is.
I do know how to pay attention, how to fall down
into the grass, how to kneel down in the grass,
how to be idle and blessed, how to stroll through the fields,
which is what I have been doing all day.
Tell me, what else should I have done?
Doesn't everything die at last, and too soon?
Tell me, what is it you plan to do
with your one wild and precious life?

—Mary Oliver,   (1935 – 2019)


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Freshman "Success Week" Library Orientation


Gabriela Garity Nina Paneque Alexandra von der Goltz

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 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 interfaces.  And, because a child's reading skills are important to their success in school and work, reading "aloud" 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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Montessori and Primary Library

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Author:  A Carrollton Child / Primary Grade, 2019


Library Staff

Founders Library is open!! If you have a question ? The Librarians are here to answer them - just click:


Library Staff are all available to assist faculty with resources to support their teaching and to support students with research projects and assignments - and are here to recommend good books! to read for pleasure.


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 research strategies, and buying books for the Library.



Managing the Library Collections

Curating the collection, includes adding new and relevant items in print and digital formats while identifying titles that are removed from the collections to include multiple copies, outdated materials, etc., are just the initial first steps in managing the collections.  Linking data and information using print and digital resources to include databases, webpages, video streaming of a variety of documentaries, and digital reference guides for classroom projects visualized using LibGuide software in coordination with teachers and students and librarians. Review is an ongoing task, along with a regular and timely analysis and curation with continuing recommendations from our faculty ensures we will always have the most comprehensive collections for instruction, research, and study at Carrollton.

Founders Library - Upper School LIbrary

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Copyright Quick Links

Copyright Policy at Carrollton

The U.S. Copyright Act (Title 17, U.S.C.) grants authors and creators rights over their original works, including literary, dramatic, musical, artistic, and other intellectual products. It is important to recognize that Copyright Law protects both published and unpublished works.

Copyright provides authors and creators with the following rights:

  • to reproduce or copy all or part of the work
  • to prepare derivative works based on the original
  • to distribute copies of the work to the public
  • to publicly perform a copyrighted work such as literary, musical, dramatic, choreographic works, pantomime, motion pictures and other  audiovisual works
  • to publicly display a copyrighted work such as literary, musical, dramatic, choreographic works, pantomimes, pictorial, graphic, sculptural works, including the individual images of a motion picture or other audiovisual works
  • in the case of sound recordings, to publicly perform the work by the means of a digital audio transmission