The McNamara Library
The McNamara Library program is designed to support the formation of students in the Grad at Grad principles of being open to growth, intellectually accomplished, religious, loving, committed to doing justice, and striving for wellness of body and mind. The library is a safe space where all students are welcome and the librarian meets the needs of each student where they are at, to bring them at their own pace to realize these qualities during their formative years at the Prep.
The McNamara Library is open Monday through Friday from 7:30 am to 4:00 pm.
Students, faculty, and staff can find traditional print books and digital research materials in the library for research and choice reading, as well as an approachable, knowledgeable librarian and student volunteers who are always available to help you.
For choice reading you can turn to the Outstanding Books for the College Bound and Lifelong Learners collection, popular fiction, young adult, and graphic novel collections, or browse over 50 current magazines we receive. There is no limit to the number of books students or faculty and check out during the course of an academic year.
Fordham Preparatory School is proud to be a Common Sense Connected School. This network of schools supports and partners with the nonprofit Common Sense to help all kids thrive in a world of media and technology. Check out all of the great resources for families here.
The Library Committee is an opportunity for Juniors and Seniors to fulfill their in-school Christian Service hours requirement during a free period.
The committee provides assistance with circulation related services, coordinates exhibits that reflect academic and extracurricular activities, and creates displays and activities of student interest with the goal of developing leadership skills. Freshmen and sophomores are welcome to speak with the Librarian about library related initiatives available for underclassmen.