Welcome to the Alfred Wilsey Library!

Home to a wonderful collection of books, magazines, newspapers, and online resources

Library Information

We empower learners. To this end, we teach research and informational literacy, guide access to ideas and resources, and encourage critical thinking. The library faculty and physical environment nurture reading for pleasure and purpose, as well as collaborative and individual study and practice. We respond to sociocultural needs, innovate in response to and ahead of our changing culture, and provide excellent service to the entire St. Ignatius community.

Monday through Thursday: 7:30am to 5:00pm
Friday: 7:30am to 3:30pm 

Books: Our print collection includes approximately 12,000 volumes which support the curriculum, and a recreational reading collection of paperbacks. Click here to Find a Book.

Ebooks: We subscribe to a digital collection shared with other Bay Area Independent School libraries. To begin reading right away, click here and sign in with your SI username and password.

Databases: We subscribe to wide variety of general and subject specific databases to help support the students, staff, and faculty.The databases are avaliable to students 24/7 through the Research Database page.

Computers: The library features 32 Mac and Windows computers; laptops for library use; a color printer, two black and white printers, and a scanner. Check out our Tech Services and Equipment. 

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  • Christina Wenger, Director of the Library
  • Cara Brancoli, Library Instructor
  • Chris Saunders, Library Instructor 
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Today's Tidbit:
Fifty-six of the 146 nations (38%) studied by the World Economic Forum in 2014 and 2016 have had a female head of government or state for at least one year in the past half-century. 

Source: http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2017/03/08/women-leaders-around-the-world/
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