Welcome to the Alfred Wilsey Library!

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

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.

Newspapers: The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal are freely available to all SI students, faculty, and staff while they are on campus. Off-campus sign-on is not available for these subscriptions. 

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.

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. 

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Got A Question?


  • Christina Wenger, Director of the Library
  • Cara Brancoli, Library Instructor
  • Corinne Gence, Library Instructor 
  • Contact Us

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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 cbrancoli@siprep.org, 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 cbrancoli@siprep.org.