Welcome to the Raissa Maritain Library, Stuart's library and information center, serving students in the Middle and Upper Schools.
The library's collection of materials supports the educational goals of Stuart and includes a large and current collection of fiction for both Middle and Upper School students. The library also offers students and faculty a wealth of online resources, including numerous electronic databases which provide access to full-text periodicals, reference works, and other nonfiction titles. All online resources can be accessed remotely using passwords obtained in the library.
Desktop and laptop computers are available for student use in the library. Ample space includes a quiet study area with tables and carrels, a periodical reading area with comfortable chairs, areas for collaborative work, and a multimedia room for classes to use.
At the head of the stairs leading to the Raissa Maritain Library there is a silver-aluminum scroll which bears the likeness of a woman after whom the library was named as well as a quotation from one of her poems. Raissa Maritain possessed qualities that made her a particularly appropriate role model for young women and a faculty devoted to their development.