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


  • Chris Burkard: The joy of surfing in ice-cold water

    05/22/2015 11:13 AM

    "Anything that is worth pursuing is going to require us to suffer, just a little bit," says surf photographer Chris Burkard, as he explains his obsession with the coldest, choppiest, most isolated beaches on earth. With jawdropping photos and stories of places few humans have ever seen -- much less surfed -- he draws us into his "personal crusade against the mundane."

  • Esther Perel: Rethinking infidelity ... a talk for anyone who has ever loved

    05/21/2015 10:54 AM

    Infidelity is the ultimate betrayal. But does it have to be? Relationship therapist Esther Perel examines why people cheat, and unpacks why affairs are so traumatic: because they threaten our emotional security. In infidelity, she sees something unexpected — an expression of longing and loss. A must-watch for anyone who has ever cheated or been cheated on, or who simply wants a new framework for understanding relationships.

  • Steven Wise: Chimps have feelings and thoughts. They should also have rights

    05/20/2015 11:00 AM

    Chimpanzees are people too, you know. Ok, not exactly. But lawyer Steven Wise has spent the last 30 years working to change these animals' status from "things" to "persons." It's not a matter of legal semantics; as he describes in this fascinating talk, recognizing that animals like chimps have extraordinary cognitive capabilities and rethinking the way we treat them -- legally -- is no less than a moral duty.



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

Beth Abramovitz 
Middle School Librarian, Middle School Publication Advisor
Martha Shaw
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.
  • The professionally trained and credentialed librarians plan and team teach with faculty at all division levels. The librarians teach information literacy skills and provide individual assistance to students.
  • Dedicated support staff enables the professional librarians to collaborate with teachers, and to participate in school-wide committee meetings and projects.
  • 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.