At a glance, the Louisville Collegiate School Libraries offer:

  • A growing print collection of over 15,000 volumes to support the entire Collegiate community
  • A cutting-edge technology collection available to faculty and students, featuring iPads, Kindles, Chromebooks, MacBooks, printers, cameras and laptops
  • An online collection of reliable sources available to the Collegiate community, including Student Resources in Context, Encyclopedia Britannica, The New York Times and The Economist
  • A growing e-book collection to support student independent reading
  • A strong and progressive independent reading program
  • A cross-curricular media literacy program that explores the evolving modern information environment.  
  • Dynamic programming to supplement the curriculum, including:
    • Visiting speakers, such as authors, illustrators, journalists, and local leaders in global citizenship
    • A series of clubs and activities for students that promotes reading and Library use, such as a book trailer club, a graphic novels club, readers’ theater programs, an annual book fair, our 4th and 5th grade Battle of the Books program, and a student volunteer program.
    • Displays and contests that showcase the collection and celebrate Collegiate as a community of readers and researchers.
  • A cozy and responsive Junior Library that celebrates reading, curiosity, and exploration with younger students
  • A premier Learning Commons that gives older students college-level independent study and collaborative experiences

The Junior Library: The Junior Library welcomes the younger students of Collegiate to a warm and friendly space for browsing, independent reading and research.  It features collections of early reader books, picture books, chapter books and junior fiction, a strong teaching and reader advisory program, and developmentally-appropriate technology integration with the use of iPads and Kindles.  

The Junior Library hosts all Lower School classes once every six days for stories, to participate in reading activities, and to develop higher-level thinking skills with activities exploring knowledge organization, research, and technology use.  Students benefit from a rich and evolving collection, a curriculum-based program, and the guidance of an expert Librarian.


The Dan and Frances Street Learning Commons: The Street Learning Commons is located at the heart of Collegiate’s campus and showcases the diverse and innovative forms of learning at Collegiate through a range of multi-purpose spaces, through dynamic programming, and through a rich and evolving collection of print and online resources.  

The Learning Commons spaces include:

  • The Skarbek Center for Excellence in Global Education: A programming space and resource room that supports Collegiate’s mission to foster global citizenship and enhances the Upper School’s Global Citizenship program.
  • The Wyer Study Room and The Sanderlin Study Room: Two individual or small group study rooms that provide a secluded study or meeting space for students.
  • The Anne and Sarah Hall Center for Excellence in Educational Technology: A space for technology support and exploration.
  • The Henrietta Bingham Archives: A collection that preserves and supports discovery of Collegiate’s rich history.
  • The Barrens Family Reference and Research Center: A space that supports resource acquisition, relevant collection curation, and excellence in research.
  • Stubbs Center for Teaching and Learning Advancement: A collection of resources supporting professional growth for faculty and staff.
Looking for the latest and greatest books for your children to read? Each month, our Library Learning Commons will be producing a newsletter to share with you important information on books, authors and much, much more.

September Newsletter

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  • Lower School

    One of the most popular places in the library for younger students is the colorful, comfortable Junior Library.  Stories come to life as the primary-grade librarian leads students (JK-2) on wondrous journeys with storytelling and book extension activities.
    As Lower School students advance to the third grade and beyond, they learn more about the best ways to use the library’s resources.  These frequent visitors to the Library Media Center checkout books as desired, learn how to search the Library Media Center ’s online catalog, and use the Internet for research after learning how to be a proper digital citizen.
    “Battle of the Books.” This national reading incentive program challenges 4th and 5th graders in a competition to test their book knowledge.  The three-hour competition involves teams of students racing from classroom to classroom giving the correct answers to questions from a list of 20 books that was presented to them at the beginning of the school year.
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  • Middle School

    As the coursework grows more challenging, Middle School students need powerful research tools to complete their assigned projects. Curriculum based Libguides help point students in the right direction. Middle School students also learn valuable web assessment tools in the library as well as take advantage of our extensive Young Adult Fiction collection. The 6th grade class, Exploring the Classics, is held in the Media Center because the class is project –based and requires access to multi-media tools.
  • Upper School

    The Library Media Center offers a community gathering place for Upper School students to study, research, read and work on projects. An extensive and up-to-date young-adult novel collection paired with individualized readers advisory enhances the reading experience for our upper school students and wider community. There are ample media production tools available in our brand new media room, and support for student success with research and projects.

School Information

2427 Glenmary Avenue
Louisville, KY 40204
P: 502.479.0340
F: 502.454.8549
Louisville Collegiate School is a JK-12, co-ed independent day school located in the historic Highlands neighborhood of Louisville, Kentucky.