Library Media Center

The John Carroll School encourages reading for research and for pleasure by offering a diverse selection of materials to foster thoughtful intellectual discussion and reflection. The Library-Media Center is staffed and open from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday–Friday. 


American Library Association Independent Schools
Association of Independent School Librarians
Catholic Library Association
American Educational Research Association
Library and Information Technology Association




The John Carroll 1:1 laptop program provides a tool for student research and productivity in an educational setting. Global information is available at each student’s fingertips to practice efficient and effective searching methods. Teachers incorporate copyright and fair use procedures, proper citation methods, and discussion about reliable and valid sources to prepare students for college research and lifelong learning.

The Media Center offers a comfortable space for students to work independently or in groups. A wall of windows overlooking a courtyard of green plants, seating, and pathways spills natural light into the cheerful meeting area. The school wireless network connection is available for access to the internet, library catalog, multiple online databases, and research tools throughout the school.

Books are circulated for 21 days. Overdue notices are sent electronically as a courtesy to encourage the return of materials and to save borrowers from incurring a large fine. A fine of 10¢ per day, excluding weekends and holidays, is charged for overdue materials.