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


  • Gayle Tzemach Lemmon: Meet the women fighting on the front lines of an American war

    07/02/2015 11:01 AM

    In 2011, the US Armed Forces still had a ban on women in combat -- but in that year, a Special Operations team of women was sent to Afghanistan to serve on the front lines, to build rapport with locals and try to help bring an end to the war. Reporter Gayle Tzemach Lemmon tells the story of this "band of sisters," an extraordinary group of women warriors who helped break a long-standing barrier to serve.

  • Latif Nasser: The amazing story of the man who gave us modern pain relief

    07/01/2015 11:00 AM

    For the longest time, doctors basically ignored the most basic and frustrating part of being sick -- pain. In this lyrical, informative talk, Latif Nasser tells the extraordinary story of wrestler and doctor John J. Bonica, who persuaded the medical profession to take pain seriously -- and transformed the lives of millions.

  • Jimmy Carter: Why I believe the mistreatment of women is the number one human rights abuse 

    06/30/2015 11:01 AM

    With his signature resolve, former US President Jimmy Carter dives into three unexpected reasons why the mistreatment of women and girls continues in so many manifestations in so many parts of the world, both developed and developing. The final reason he gives? “In general, men don’t give a damn.”



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.


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