The Edward C. Carter Library is a vital center of academic life at St Stephen’s School. The library contains more than 10,000 titles among books, periodicals and multimedia as well a rich collection of databases and other online resources for the school community.


Fiction and non-fiction books may be checked out for 21 days and renewed. Multimedia, including DVD’s, may be taken out for a week. Reference titles may be taken overnight. Titles put on Reserve by faculty must be used in the library.


The library has a few Chromebooks which may be borrowed for the academic day only, from 8 am to the library closing hours as noted below. These are intended as a very short term emergency loan for students that have a laptop which is broken and undergoing repair. They do not circulate longer than the day and do not circulate with a charger. Please see the Laptop Policy for further explanation.


Library hours


Monday 8.00 - 15.45
Tuesday 8.00 - 17.45
Wednesday 8.00 - 17.45
Thursday 8.00 - 17.45
Friday 8.00 - 17.00

Boarding students use the library as well in the evenings from 19:00 - 21:00 and on the weekends.


The library staff includes:


Elizabeth Di Cataldo, Angie Samaniego and Mike Mottola, assisted by Ben Ostrow, Abby Ross and Natalie Edwards. They can be contacted through or their individual school email accounts.


The library catalogue can be accessed at:


The library research and resources information can be accessed at:


Database login information is sent to students regularly and can be found by searching for Library Log Ins in their school email account.

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Via Aventina 3, 00153 Rome, Italy

Tel: +39 065750605

Fax: +39 065741941


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