Research, Reading and Study

Two modern libraries serve the St. Catherine’s community: our Lower School Library for Early Learners through grade 4 and Wright Library which supports grades 5 through 12. A full-time professional librarian serves each division, and a part-time school historian collects and maintains the living history of the school and works with classes and individual students modeling looking back in order to understand our present.

Our libraries provide up-to-date print collections, offering over 40,000 books, as well as access to over 80 subscription databases which support research from grade 2 to grade 12. Beginning in the 9th grade, librarians and teachers guide students on the use of college-level databases like JSTOR and ProQuest Historical Newspapers to become familiar with utilizing quality secondary and primary sources in small class settings. 

Librarians also teach the latest technologies with 3D printers always busy in the Lower School Library and the Wright Library Media Lab offering podcasting and video equipment for academic projects
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Meet the Team

List of 3 members.

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    Courtney Lewis 

    Director of Library Services and Innovative Research
  • Photo of Shelley Huntington

    Shelley Huntington 

    MS/US Librarian, Faculty Advisory Council
  • Photo of Christina Irving

    Christina Irving 

    Librarian, Lower School
Located in the heart of Richmond, Virginia, St. Catherine’s School is a private, all-girls pre-K, kindergarten, elementary, middle and high school. We provide a well-rounded educational experience for girls from communities across Richmond, Chesterfield, Henrico and all of central Virginia. St.Catherine’s all-girls educational experience is rooted in more than a century of history and tradition. From our revolutionary past to our dynamic present, St. Catherine’s has always focused on preparing students for a boundless future.