Library and Information Services

The Library Services website is where you can search the library catalog for both Power and Beaton Libraries, research topics, access subscription databases, practice for the ACT, SAT, and AP tests, choose leisure reading, and much much more.

Power Library Links (PYC through Form V)
Beaton Library Links (Form VI through Form XII)
Parenting Resources


  • Jim Simons: A rare interview with the mathematician who cracked Wall Street

    09/03/2015 11:01 AM

    Jim Simons was a mathematician and cryptographer who realized: the complex math he used to break codes could help explain patterns in the world of finance. Billions later, he’s working to support the next generation of math teachers and scholars. TED’s Chris Anderson sits down with Simons to talk about his extraordinary life in numbers.

  • Jamie Bartlett: How the mysterious dark net is going mainstream

    09/02/2015 11:19 AM

    There’s a parallel Internet you may not have run across yet -- accessed by a special browser and home to a freewheeling collection of sites for everything from anonymous activism to illicit activities. Jamie Bartlett reports from the dark net.

  • Elizabeth Nyamayaro: An invitation to men who want a better world for women

    09/01/2015 10:51 AM

    Around the world, women still struggle for equality in basic matters like access to education, equal pay and the right to vote. But how to enlist everyone, men and women, as allies for change? Meet Elizabeth Nyamayaro, head of UN Women’s HeForShe initiative, which has created more than 2.4 billion social media conversations about a more equal world. She invites us all to join in as allies in our shared humanity.



Linda Swarlis, Ph.D.
Director, Information Services and Libraries

Beth Abramovitz 
Middle School Librarian
Annie Ruefle
Lower School Librarian
Debbie Yoho
Library Assistant

The Catherine Hamilton Power Library (PYC-Form V) and the Eleanor Kurtz Beaton Library (Forms VI – XII) welcome all students, faculty, and staff during the school year for instruction, research, study, and leisure reading. Click here to read our Library Philosophy.

There have been more than 70 studies on the impact of school library programs on academic achievement. The findings have been consistent. An excellent library program correlates with a 10 to 20 percent increase in standardized test scores when compared to schools without this strong educational component.

  • Quality print, digital, and technology resources support and enrich the curriculum.
  • Carefully selected  collections help students to become lifelong readers for information and enjoyment.
  • State of the art technology is incorporated into the learning/teaching process. CSG works with area libraries: Columbus Metropolitan Library, Bexley Library, Ohioana Library.
  • Technology is an essential part of a successful library program. Information resources, including licensed databases, are available throughout the school via networked computers and wireless access points. Going beyond the walls of the physical library, all digital resources can be accessed wherever there is an Internet connection, on and off campus.
  • The librarians provide professional development and in-service training for teachers on integrating information literacy into the curriculum, and getting the most out of technology.