Library

Books are just the beginning.

The library media center serves as an extension of the classroom – a laboratory for using those skills that can be applied to information needs throughout the student’s life. In addition, experiences with literature and other types of media, both print and non-print, promote the understanding of differences among people, and also help students gain insight into their own faith and learning.

Curbside Book Service

Minnehaha’s South Campus Library is currently providing limited curbside pickup service. Learn more about requesting a book, hours, pickup procedures, returns and our safety process.

Lower and Middle School Library

The school library media program is an integral part of the instructional process. The library media program is designed to teach the student skills in finding, interpreting and applying information to help the learner function effectively as an individual and in groups, and to support the educational program of the school. The library media program is also designed to instill an appreciation for literature and other media, print, and non-print. If students are to function successfully in a complex society, they must acquire skills and knowledge to become independent, self-reliant learners. Within the school, the library media program is a major force which helps the student develop these essential skills.

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Upper School Library

The Minnehaha Academy Upper School library utilizes a variety of print and non-print resources to support the Upper School curriculum. This includes a collection of print books, an electronic book collection shared with other independent schools in the metro area, electronic reference books, print magazines and newspapers, and subscriptions to databases, some subscribed to by MA and others provided through ELM, a state funded program.

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Get to Know Us

Susan Besser

Susan Besser

Library & Data Specialist
Lower School
Clare Lubar

Clare Lubar

Library Assistant
Upper School
James Nelson

James Nelson

Librarian/Technology Teacher
Lower School
Stefanie Novak

Stefanie Novak

LT Substitute - Innovation Lab Teacher
Middle School
Karee Smith

Karee Smith

Innovation Lab Specialist
Lower School
Robyn Westrem

Robyn Westrem

Upper School Librarian, Department Chair, English
Upper School
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Enjoy our vast collection of over 23,000 excellent online resources.


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