Our campus has two libraries to serve the Duchesne community. The Sister Lamy Library is located in the Lower School and welcomes children to listen to stories, select books, and learn about topics that interest them. The Wilkinson Family Library houses the Middle and Upper School collection. Students find a strong mix of research opportunities through print and electronic resources, as well as books for leisure reading, art displays, special exhibits, and presentations from authors and other speakers.
Students at Duchesne have access to a full range of resources that serve all grade levels. The electronic resources range from encyclopedias to high-level academic indexes and include a universal catalog that shows all holdings from both libraries.Each library has a comfortable environment that encourages students to read a book, study, work collaboratively on projects or even play chess. The librarians use the library classrooms in the Wilkinson Family Library to teach information literacy skills, and the rooms provide a quiet place for study.
Both libraries are staffed by librarians who earned their Master of Library and Information Science and teach research and information literacy integrated with the curriculum. The librarians also plan programs such as author visits, Universal Reading Day, Book Fair, and the celebration of Banned Books Week.
Middle and Upper School