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Upper level  - Quiet conversation 

  • Reference, Fiction, Graphic Novels, Alumn collections, 3D printer, photocopier/scanner

Lower level - Silent 

  • Stacks, College & Test Prep, DVDs, MLEasy Readers, CDs
  • Library classroom, study carrells, study rooms, faculty reading room, photocopier/scanner, SciOly makerspace

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  Faye Prendergast
  (203) 397-1001 Ext 171
  Faye's book recommendations, liked quotes, book clubs, book trivia, book lists (to-read shelf)


  Debra DuBois
  (203) 397-1001 Ext 170
Calarco Library Hopkins School's book recommendations, liked quotes, book clubs, book trivia, book lists (read shelf)


  James Gette
  (203) 397-1001 Ext 270
Kit Gette's book recommendations, liked quotes, book clubs, book trivia, book lists (to-read shelf)


  Jennifer Nicolleli
  (203) 397-1001 Ext 271
Jenny's book recommendations, liked quotes, book clubs, book trivia, book lists (to-read shelf)


Calarco Library is where students, faculty and staff come for quiet study, research, and leisure reading.  Library faculty support Hopkins' mission to develop the habits of mind of scholars as the foundation for a lifelong love of learning by teaching students how to find and use information effectively and ethically.

We do this by collaborating with classroom teachers to identify opportunities to teach information literacy skills within the context of actual assignments, and by providing access to resources that support the Hopkins curriculum as well as the extracurricular interests of our Hopkins community.


We appreciate the generosity of our supporters!  
To make a gift, please visit the Hopkins Ways to Give page.
Gifts at all levels are meaningful and appreciated.


Alcorn Fund
Established in 1948 by Mr. and Mrs Robert H. Alcorn in memory of John Bane Alcorn to purchase books for the Library.  

Bakke Fund
Established in 1976 by Mary Bakke in memory of her husband, E. Wight Bakke, father of Karl '47, Carolyn '54 and William '60.  Income from the fund is used to purchase social science books and materials for the Library. 

Helen Hope Barton Fund
Established in 1962 by her friends, colleagues, and alumni in recognition of her 42 years of devoted service to the school.  Income from the fund is used to purchase books for the Library that are appropriate for Junior School students. 

John G. and Phyllis Coyle Fund
Established in 2000 by John L. Coyle '68 and members of the Coyle family to honor John G. and Phyllis Coyle. The fund provides financial aid for a deserving student from the greater New Haven area as well as additional resources for the Library. 

Ann Kneisel Library Fund  
Established in 2002 by William J. Kneisel '65 HGS in honor of his mother, Ann Henningsen Kneisel, to provide for the acquisition of new works of literature and poetry for the Library. 

Levin Family Fund 
Established in 2006 by Jane and Richard Levin, parents of Jonathan '90, Daniel '94, Sarah '96 and Rebecca '03, for the purpose of library acquisitions. 

John Livingston '52 HGS History Fund
Established in 2004 with gifts from family and friends to perpetuate the memory of John Livingston '52 HGS to purchase history books and periodicals for the Library. 

Parcells Fund
Established in 1958 by a gift from Jud Pearson to purchase books for the Library. 

Edward Petraiuolo III Memorial Fund 
Established in 1987 in memory of Edward Petraiuolo III '76 by family, friends and classmates, to provide scholarship support and to acquire library books for enrichment to benefit all Hopkins students.


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