Library and Archives

The primary goal of the Library is to assist students in developing 21st century research and media literacy skills. Students receive formal media literacy instruction through the Seminar Program, as well as integrated within the classroom across curricular areas.

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.

Library Catalog

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).

What's new in the Library?

See what new books, eBooks, DVDs and video games were recently added in the Library and Media Commons.

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.

Library and Archives Contacts

Rita MacAyeal

Director of the Library, Archivist

Ashley Kolovitz

Information & Media Literacy Librarian