The mission of the J. Josephine Tucker Library is to prepare students to become life-long and independent learners by acquiring research skills in an atmosphere where individual needs and intellectual curiosity can be pursued.
The library staff is dedicated to developing a collection that will support the curriculum as well as reflect the diverse interests and cultures represented by the CA community at large.
Students at Concord Academy are fortunate to have many library resources available to them. The J. Josephine Tucker Library provides a quiet haven for study and research on campus. Staff assist students and faculty in finding materials and using applied technologies. As committed educators, librarians teach bibliographic instruction in classrooms as well as when working individually with patrons on the research process.
The library’s collection of 20,000 volumes supports specific courses in the academic program with basic and supplemental texts as well as key reference materials. The collection includes over 100 periodical subscriptions, numerous online databases and encyclopedias, and over 1,200 feature films. Additionally, CA students have full access to the Concord Free Public Library (CFPL), located directly across Main Street from campus.
The CFPL contains 250,000 volumes, including a number of unique historical and local author collections. Through interlibrary loan, students can request materials from libraries throughout Massachusetts. CA students may also borrow from the holdings of the Greater Boston Cooperative Library Association, a union catalog of twenty independent schools.