A Resource For Our Whole Community

Bancroft’s Garfield Upper School Library and Prouty Lower School Library offer a wealth of print and digital resources in a welcoming atmosphere. From PreK through Grade 12, our students come here to engage in the life of the mind, whether that means finding an engaging picture book or editing a senior thesis. 


Hours and General Information

Library Hours: Monday thru Friday, 7:45 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

On any given day, a library visitor might see Middle School students in search of great books, or groups of Upper School students collaborating on a history project. A class of first graders might take their seats in a circle as a librarian shares a tale with them, or browse the shelves for materials to borrow.

The library is a friendly and comfortable space where students and teachers alike come to prepare for classes, seek assistance and advice, make use of a group study room, or simply relax and read. Our librarians work closely with teachers to select resources that support their curriculum, and with students to guide them toward the best resources, teach them how to conduct scholarly research — thoughtfully and ethically — and build literary appreciation and enjoyment.

Parents of Bancroft School students are welcomed as borrowers and volunteers.

Bancroft's library offerings include:

  • An extensive array of databases and other online resources

  • More than 30,000 books and 1,800 eBooks

  • 21 networked Macintosh computers

  • Five laptops, and five Chromebooks for students to borrow

  • Three group study rooms with whiteboards

  • Group and individual study areas


Jes Caron
Director of Library Services

Lisa Leach
Prouty Library (Lower School)

Susan Allen
Library Assistant

Lower School Resources

Library Staff

Jessica  Caron


Lisa Leach


Susan Allen

Library Assistant