Library

Mission

The MacDuffie Library actively supports the educational goals of The MacDuffie School as it participates in the academic and cultural development of each student. We provide curriculum-linked information and educational resources while promoting students’ learning, achievement, and enrichment. The library encourages collaboration within the school community by sharing with teachers best practices for incorporating library study and research skills.

Memberships and Subscriptions

The MacDuffie Library, a member of the Massachusetts Library System, is a comfortable environment for all, encouraging intellectual study, personal discovery, and creative exploration. The library subscribes to the American Library Association’s Code of Ethics, the Library Bill of Rights, and the Statement of Freedom to Read, and will conform to the Americans with Disabilities Act.

The library collaborates with the school to establish print and digital collections that meet the needs of the curriculum while offering materials for enrichment. We also offer an appropriate collection of digital resources such as eBooks, research databases, and journals.

Library Usage

We believe in information literacy . Our goal is to assist everyone in gaining the ability to find, generate, evaluate, and apply information as well as to provide instruction on the use of library materials and electronic resources and tools. We insist on copyright guidelines and ethical conduct related to print and electronic intellectual property.

All visitors are encouraged to help maintain the peace of our space, to be considerate of others, and to take care of our facility and resources.

Library Hours

Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday, 8am-4:30pm.

Wednesday, 8-1:30pm.

Friday, 8-3:15pm.

Open on selective weekends.