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Library Hours

Monday - Thursday: 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Friday: 7:00 AM - 4:30 PM


Contact our Librarians

Mr. Reese: reesew@spprep.org 

Ms. Friedlander: friedlanders@spprep.org


BOOK MATCH

Looking for something to read, but don't know where to start? Fill out the BOOK MATCH form and Ms. Friedlander, a reading expert, will tailor a reading list based on your responses. A great way to find something new!


Request a book 

To request a book for the library, just complete the questions on the linked form and we will do our best to get it.


 eBook and eAudiobooks

To download books, search for the Axis 360 app in your APP store. Follow the link and use your Prep login information to check out books.


New Arrivals

Harley Quinn: Breaking Glass

"With just five dollars and a knapsack to her name, fifteen-year-old Harleen Quinzel is sent to live in Gotham City. She's not worried, though--she's battled a lot of hard situations as a kid, and knows her determination and outspokenness will carry her through life in the most dangerous city in the world. Now Harleen is mad. In turning her anger into action, she is faced with two choices: Join activist Ivy, who's campaigning to make the neighborhood a better place to live, or team up with her anarchist friend Jack, who plans to take down Gotham one corporation at a time"--Publisher.

Normal People: A novel

"At school Connell and Marianne pretend not to know each other. He's popular and well-adjusted, star of the school football team, while she is lonely, proud, and intensely private. But when Connell comes to pick his mother up from her job at Marianne's house, a strange and indelible connection grows between the two teenagers--one they are determined to conceal...And as she veers into self-destruction and he begins to search for meaning elsewhere, each must confront how far they are willing to go to save the other"--Publisher.

Children of Blood and Bone

Zélie Adebola remembers when the soil of Orïsha hummed with magic. Burners ignited flames, Tiders beckoned waves, and Zélie’s Reaper mother summoned forth souls. But everything changed the night magic disappeared. Under the orders of a ruthless king, maji were killed, leaving Zélie without a mother and her people without hope. Now Zélie has one chance to bring back magic and strike against the monarchy. With the help of a rogue princess, Zélie must outwit and outrun the crown prince, who is hell-bent on eradicating magic for good.

Neil Gaiman's a Study in Emerald

"This supernatural mystery set in the world of Sherlock Holmes and Lovecraft's Cthulhu Mythos features a brilliant detective and his partner as they try to solve a horrific murder. The complex investigation takes the Baker Street investigators from the slums of Whitechapel all the way to the Queen's Palace as they attempt to find the answers to this bizarre murder of cosmic horror"--Publisher.

A People's History of the Vampire Uprising

A fictional oral history that begins with the mystery of a young womans' body disappearing from the morgue in an Arizona border town. Then more bodies from an inexplicable disease that solidified their blood are brought to the morgue only to vanish as well. Soon the government, biomedical researchers, lawmakers, and the Catholic Church must come to terms with what they are too late to stop, an epidemic of vampirism.

West Coast Avengers Vol. 1 : Best Coast

"A bold new era begins for the mightiest heroes to ever live on the pacific Coast. That means Hawkeye (your favorite one, Kate Bishop)! Hawkeye (the other one, Clint Barton)! America Chavez! Kid Omega! Gwenpool! And a guy called Fuse! Wait, what? That's right, these are the new West Coast Avengers. And you better hope they can figure out how to save the world, and fast--because big things are heading for their part of the planet! Including the attack of the 50-foot were-woman--better known as original WCA member Tigra--plus more B-movie, monster-sized threats!"--Back cover.

The Nickel Boys

"Follows the experiences of two African-American teenagers at an abusive reform school in Jim Crow-era Florida"--OCLC.

Stony the Road : Reconstruction, white supremacy, and the rise of Jim Crow

"A . . . rendering of the struggle by African-Americans for equality after the Civil War and the violent counter-revolution that resubjugated them, as seen through the prism of the war of images and ideas that have left an enduring racist stain on the American mind"--Amazon.

The Caped Crusade : Batman and the rise of nerd culture

"Since his debut in Detective Comics #27, Batman has been many things: a two-fisted detective; a planet-hopping gadabout; a campy Pop Art sensation ... He is constantly changing, jumping from page to screen and beyond, and yet he remains one of our most revered cultural icons. In this witty, wise, and fascinating history, NPR critic and self-proclaimed nerd Glen Weldon explains why we've continued to look to this masked man in the night--and what that devotion tells us about ourselves. ." -- Publisher

Justice League Dark, Vol 1: Last Days of Magic

"Led by Wonder Woman this team of Zatanna, Swamp Thing, Man-Bat and Detective Chimp must bring the fight against all supernatural foes too big for the World's Greatest Super Heroes! Earth's magic once belonged to them. Now they want the magic back. But who exactly are they? It's up to the new Justice League Dark to find out and stop this nightmarish new threat at all costs! Dark days ahead"--Publisher.

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Welcome to St. Peter's Prep!

Mr. Reese and Ms. Friedlander are excited to welcome you to the Siperstein Library, located in the E Building. This versatile space serves as a hub of information, a place to study, and a quiet retreat perfect for reading. Check out our website and feel free to browse our collection. If you have any questions, reach out to us.

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ProQuest eLibrary

Oxford Research Encyclopedias

JSTOR

User Guides

Use these guides to help navigate resources for the first time.

Accessible Archives Primary resources, used primarily for US History courses.
JSTOR A database that covers many subjects and fields of research. Useful for most of your research projects.
Oxford Research Encyclopedias Offers a peer-reviewed, in-depth summaries that cover a wide range of topics.
Oxford Biblical Studies Resource for studying the Bible and biblical history. Particularly helpful for Freshman and Sophomore Religion courses.
Journal of Visualized Experiments Science experiments with videos. 
Rosen Teen Health and Wellness Offers up-to-date, non-judgemental, straightforward articles and self-help support.
Evaluating Sources Using the CRAAP Test.
Primary vs. Secondary Sources Distinguishes between different types of sources. Provided courtesy of American University.
Search Terms How to pick the best keywords for a search.
Boolean Operators Use these to narrow or broaden your database search. 
Axis 360 For using eBooks and eAudiobooks.
Library Catalog Finding print resources in the library.

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