Upper School Library

Occupying 7,500 square feet at the heart of the Upper School campus, the library is central to the mission of CCES. The library holdings include approximately 9,700 books, videos, and DVDs. The Upper School Library is committed to creating students who are literate in using the full range of information resources, including print sources and online sources.

Acknowledging that the real challenge for today's students is not access to information, but management of all the information that is readily available, the staff of the Upper School library focuses upon teaching students to locate, organize, synthesize, and evaluate information in its many forms. The Upper School Library promotes the integration of information literacy skills across the curriculum.

The Upper School Library Team

John Byrnes
Upper School Librarian

Mission Statement of the Upper School Library

The mission of the Upper School Library program is to develop the studentís ability to locate and retrieve information expeditiously and to enable him to interpret information as to relevance or importance. The program is designed to enhance the curriculum, as well as to encourage the development of a reflective citizen.


CCES alumni, students, faculty, parents, and staff are granted borrowing privileges from the Upper School Library. Books may be checked out at the Circulation Desk and may be kept for one month. Reference books may not be checked out, but students are urged to make copies of needed material from them. Audiovisual materials are reserved for teacher use only.

Each borrower is responsible for returning books on time. While CCES does not assess fines for overdue materials, it is the school's policy to withhold end-of-year grades of any student who fails to satisfactorily resolve his account with the library.

Students will be notified of overdue library books through notices sent to the appropriate advisor.

Subscription Database Access

For access to all subscription based library resources you must log into the CCES Cavalier Community.