St. Ignatius

Welcome to the Alfred Wilsey Library!

Working from home? Don't forget you can still log on to our databases! You can access the passwords to all our paid subscriptions HERE.

Monday through Thursday: 8am-4pm. Friday: 8am-3:30pm.

Books: Our print collection includes approximately 12,000 volumes. Click here to see our catalog. Do you want a personal book stylist to help you choose some great books to read and send them directly to your home? Click here to fill out a BookFix request.

Digital Lessons & Screencasts: Visit the Wilsey Library Youtube Channel. Videos cover research and informational literacy, guide access to ideas and resources, and encourage critical thinking. Have an idea for a video/screencast? Let us know!

Newspapers: The New York Times is freely available while you are working on campus. The Wall Street Journal is also freely available on campus to all SI students, faculty, and staff as long as you follow this specific link. Other newspapers are available via San Francisco Public Library. Ask us for help via email or LiveChat to access them.

Ebooks and Audiobooks: We subscribe to a digital collection shared with other Bay Area Independent School libraries. To begin reading or listening right away, click here and sign in with your SI username and password. You can also check out a huge variety of eBooks through San Francisco Public Library.

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

Our Mission

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.

Our Library Handbook

Library Menu of Lessons for Teachers

Want someone to show you how to check out an ebook or audiobook? Watch this!

SI's Recording Studio!

Visit the studio's page to learn more about it and to reserve it for use.


Have you always wanted someone to help you choose books to read? Or, did you ever just wish for books to magically appear, free, in your mail? If so, head over to our Book Fix page and our personal book stylists will help you out.

Got A Question?

  • LiveChat: Contact us on school days from 8-4pm and we will respond promptly.
  • E-mail:
  • Call: (415) 731-7500 x6756 
  • Click here for the Library Handbook


  • Christina Wenger, Director of the Library
  • Cara Brancoli, Librarian

Recommend a book for our collection! Click here.

Get Involved

Parents: Are you interested in volunteering once a month during lunch periods? Or, perhaps you would like to work on special projects, like creating beautiful library displays? Contact Cara Brancoli at, or fill out our online form.

Students: Join the SI Library Advisory Board (LAB). The LAB is group of SI students committed to working closely with the library to improve its services and make it a welcoming, student-centered space. Click here for more details and to apply online, or contact Ms. Brancoli in the library or at

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