The McNamara Library
As the heart of the school, Fordham Prep’s library provides an attractive environment, quiet study carrels and a comfortable atmosphere that affords students personal space and relative quiet, an opportunity to keep up with their daily assignments and achieve the grades and scores they will need to gain admission to colleges and universities of their choice. The library is designed to be both inviting and practical, a sanctuary for our students.
In addition, the library has been brought into the age of the Internet, providing access to digital as well as hard-copy materials for reading and research. The availability of traditional print materials is enhanced by easy access to electronic resources. The Computer Center is located directly above the library, creating a media and information center equal to the educational needs of contemporary students and their teachers.
Because many school assignments cannot be completed unless students have access to the collections, the library is open before, during and after school: 8 AM to 4:30 pm.
The Guidance Center, Seminar Room and Conference Room each have an LCD projector and electronic whiteboard.
- Guidance Center
- Seminar Room
- Conference Room
- Art Reference Library
10,000 volumes, with a major emphasis on reference works
Catholic New York
The New York Times
Wall Street Journal
National Catholic Reporter
New York Amsterdam News
The Prep library participates in the NOVELny, New York State’s online collection of research and reference sources. The library also owns an extensive electronic reference collection.
- Multi-media computers linked with the computer center.
- Wired and wireless access for student-owned laptop computers.
- Fordham University Library privileges.
- Extensive reserve collection to support course work.