Library

Built in 1997, the Carl A. Pescosolido Library (known as “Pesky Library” by our students) is the center of academic life at the Academy. Pesky’s program stimulates a lifelong engagement with the world of ideas and information.

Our library includes more than 20,000 square feet of study and research space, a 25,000-volume collection, hundreds of periodicals, and expansive, light-filled individual and group study areas and rooms. It is also home to our Learning Center and our Writing Center. 

Mission

The Carl A. Pescosolido Library provides a welcoming, inclusive, and supportive environment for all members of The Governor’s Academy community to pursue their personal and academic interests through reading and research. By providing support, a diverse range of resources, and collaborating with faculty we strive to empower our community to become:

  • Skilled, discriminating and ethical users of information
  • Discriminating and ethical producers of information
  • Critical thinkers
  • Collaborators
  • Lifelong readers and learners

Resources to Explore

Our library is a member of the Massachusetts Library System, a state-wide collaborative that fosters cooperation, communication, innovation, and sharing among member libraries of all types. Our membership provides access to interlibrary loan, supplemental reference service, information databases, and document delivery through the Boston Public Library. In addition to scholarly resources, our library is staffed by librarians throughout the day and night who are experienced in guiding students through the process of research. They help students develop information literacy skills and a love of reading for both learning and pleasure.

The Archives

As the oldest boarding school in New England, The Governor’s Academy possesses a treasure trove of historical materials. From the Document of Incorporation of Dummer Academy to decades of class photos to letterman jackets from the 1950s, these artifacts and documents are stored in The Ragle Archives Room in the Carl A. Pescosolido Library.

The Archives

The Archives Blog

Library Hours

When classes are in session:

Monday - Thursday
7:45 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Friday
7:45 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Saturday
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Sunday
12:00 - 10:00 p.m.

Meet the Library Team

Paula Kass

Director of Library Services

Teri Bennett

Library Information Specialist
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