Library and Archives
The Library provides the school community a wide array of electronic and physical media collections. Students have mobile access to online research tools including: scholarly research databases; newspaper and magazine article databases; subject-specific guides to web resources; eBooks; streaming video; bibliographic citation programs; and the digital school archives. Students may also borrow physical media including: print books and magazines, DVDs, and video games. Print books and magazines are located in the Library Reading Room, while DVDs and video games are located in the J. C. Cowart Media Commons. The Library is open during the academic day Monday through Friday.
The Library's web 2.0 catalog lets you save searches, create carts, tag materials, write reviews, renew your books and much more! Login to the catalog with your student ID (PIN is student ID without leading digit).
Please see the LFA ARCHIVES LIBGUIDE for articles about the history of Lake Forest Academy and Ferry Hall and a link to the Digital Archives!
The history of Lake Forest Academy includes the founding, development, and eventual merger of two schools: Lake Forest Academy and Ferry Hall. The LFA Archives serves as the institutional memory of LFA and Ferry Hall through the collection and preservation of historically significant materials from both schools. Dating from the 19th century through the present, this eclectic collection includes: administrative records; school catalogs and publications; original and digitized photographs; videotapes and DVDs; yearbooks; diaries; scrapbooks; school newspapers; architectural drawings; artworks; textiles; and realia that directly relate to LFA and Ferry Hall history. The LFA Archives provides a unique storage environment that protects these items and better ensures the longevity of their preservation.