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Donald Mancini Library

Located on the second floor of Alumni Hall, the Mancini Library serves Middle and Upper School students and contains the David Jones Media Center. A separate wing of the library, named for former principal Winnie Theodore, houses our Lower School collection.

We aim to expand students' library knowledge as well as their love of reading. The students tie in classroom activities with the library; are introduced to different genres of literature; learn the research process and proper search strategies; and are introduced to the latest and best fiction.

Besides the 25,000+ print materials that comprise the library collection, students, and faculty have additional electronic resources via the Illinois Library Catalog for WorldCat, Wilson Select Plus, MEDLINE, ArticleFirst, ERIC, Illinois Catalog, and more.

About Donald Mancini

Dedicated in June 1987, the Mancini Library is named in honor of an alumnus who held a deep love for the Academy and the impact it had on his life, despite attending our school for only two years. Following his death, his wife made a $500,000 donation in his name to be used for the Honor Scholarship Competition. The Board of Trustees then decided to name the new Alumni Hall library after him. Mancini's gift was at the time the largest single endowment in school history.


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