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Libraries & Learning Commons

Through books, electronic resources, information literacy, vibrant spaces and synergistic faculty, the libraries of Convent & Stuart Hall inspire each student to embark on their intellectual journey. Balancing new technology with traditional research formats and engaging students in collaborative and reflective spaces, we help them to discover and interrogate the past, to make sense of the present and to imagine and design for the future.

The school’s information literacy philosophy, made robust through integrated work with faculty in support of coursework and student agency, teaches students the transformative power of meaningful questions. In this environment, students are encouraged to inquire rigorously, evaluate masterfully and disagree respectfully and informatively.

Library collections are dynamic and reflect a comprehensive understanding of the curriculum resonant with the Great Text philosophy, and empower deep thought, authentic inquiry, creativity and joy. The libraries’ multi-dimensional resources — human, physical, digital, and spatial — provide places for our students to read, research and reflect as well as to collaborate and create in community.


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Carroll Learning Commons

Location: Pine/Octavia Campus

Students and faculty draw from the vibrant light and collaborative environment in this evolving, flexible learning space to create and consume knowledge in ways that compel to action.

Williams Library

Location: Flood Mansion

Offering both new technology and the opportunity for traditional, contemplative study, the Mother Williams Library provides our community with a signature intellectual experience.

Hoffman Learning Commons

Location: Grant House

A place and space for discovery, appreciation of literature, and application of information, in which students build knowledge and our community makes meaning.


Academic Chair for Libraries, Librarian & Archivist (415) 345-3192
Librarian, Studies in Literature & English Language, Faculty (415) 292-3156
Librarian & Archivist, History & Social Sciences, Faculty (415) 345-5820
Associate Librarian, Advancement Research and Systems Analyst

Student Profile

Halleluia | Grade 6

The Hoffman Learning Commons is the best because it’s filled with books to read. In my free time I love to read.

Social Studies & English
Hoffman Learning Commons

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