Sanborn Family Library

Gould Academy’s Sanborn Family Library is located in Hanscom Hall and marries 180 years of academic tradition with the 21st century to create a state of the art resource focused on collaboration, research, and creativity. The diversity of space encourages and supports students in acquiring patterns of lifelong learning in this complex media-rich age.

Collaboration is at the core of library work and the robust wireless access makes any study carrel, comfortable chair, or table for two an extended classroom. Students can also reserve conference rooms with Apple TVs and high-resolution projectors.

During evening study hall, the peer staffed Writing Center, Math Center, and World Language Center are centered downstairs in the IDEAS Center and adjacent student cafe.

We offer an extensive collection of fiction and nonfiction titles, DVDs, e-readers, audiobooks, periodicals, newspapers, electronic databases, and student subscriptions to NoodleTools, Voicethreads, and Turnitin. Proudly, we partner with MARVEL, Maine’s unique virtual library, and provide access to thousands of magazines, newspapers, and databases beyond our own.

Library orientation and material use are coordinated between the librarian and teachers through a variety of classes and projects.
When you visit campus, we hope you stop by to check out recent best-sellers, hunt down information, or just relax with a magazine or newspaper.

Library Resources for Students

Questions? Visit the library during regular operating hours, email Ms. Shifrin to talk about your project and determine the best research path, or get help integrating research.

Card Catalog – Helps you locate resources housed within the Sanborn Family Library.

Research Databases:
JSTOR– more than a thousand academic journals and over a million images, letters and primary sources

History Study Center – primary and secondary sources on global history

Library of Congress – the largest library in the world, with millions of books, recordings, photographs, maps and manuscripts in its collections

MARVEL –  Maine’s Virtual Library: magazines, newspapers, reference books and more

Production and Submission Links

Canvas – connects you to your courses, faculty, assignments, etc.

EasybibEDU– generate citations in MLA, APA & Chicago formats for your bibliography. Also includes tools to assess, organize, and format  sources.

Turnitin– paper submission, originality check

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    "Brad" Clarke 

    Assistant Head of School for Teaching & Learning, Dept Chair, History Teacher, Mountain Bike Coach
Gould is a small, co-ed, independent boarding school for grades 8-PG.  We are passionate about preparing academically motivated students for college, helping them to become independent-minded, ethical citizens who will lead lives of purpose, action, excellence, and compassion in a dynamic world.