LIBRARY

FSHA's Library is a center of activity and learning on campus and offers instruction in all grades on navigating academic databases, using predictive search methods to locate research material and the use of multiple electronic source documentation tools.

Research Program
We make research "easy."
Library Catalog & Databases

Welcome to FSHA's Library!

Students are invited to use the library individually or in small groups before, after and throughout the school day. The FSHA Library is a center of activity and learning on our campus. Apart from academic pursuits, students and faculty members use the library for a wide variety of purposes, including student work displays, showcasing of art projects, student and staff book club meetings and much more. Our library hosts several amazing and generous parent volunteers on a regular basis, and our doors are always open to visitors.

Freshmen students collaborating on a project in the library

It's amazing how many freshmen college students are unprepared to execute a research project; I'm very happy that Flintridge Sacred Heart girls are not among that group.” -Rose Flores Medlock '01 and Librarian
Our instruction in research strategies is designed to fully prepare students to navigate the library systems they will encounter in university settings. We believe that all students should be ready to write college-level research papers before leaving FSHA, and our program is constantly evolving to meet this challenge. Our school’s Library Program offers instruction in all grades on navigating academic databases, using predictive search methods to locate research material, and the use of multiple electronic source documentation tools.

Library Instagram

Library YouTube Videos

The FSHA library YouTube channel is designed to provide students and teachers with resources for academic research, as well as material that will inform and engage their curiosity.

Calling All Bookworms to FSHA's Library

By Jennifer Munday (Marika '15)

I’m going to let you in on a little secret—shhhhh—don’t tell anyone—the most wonderful place of all at Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy is … the library! I discovered this amazing fact four years ago when my daughter started as a freshman at FSHA. Read all about why this mom loves FSHA's library on our blog.


Jennifer Munday volunteers in the library
Jennifer in her favorite place on campus -- the library!

Student Book Reviews

More student book reviews can be read on the library blog.

The Lovely Bones

by Alice Sebold
reviewed by Charlotte Collins

The Lovely Bones reviewThe very first paragraph of Alice Sebold’s The Lovely Bones leaves the reader shocked, intrigued, and concerned. The story begins as a first person narrative in the perspective of fourteen-year old rape and murder victim, Susie Salmon. Susie is portrayed as the everyday, typical girl; she is not too smart and not too popular, thus giving the reader a sense that she could be anyone. Within the first chapter, the reader learns all about Susie untimely demise, including the fact that her killer is her neighbor, Mr. George Harvey.

Continue reading the review of The Lovely Bones.



The Help

by Marian Keyes
Reviewed by Briana Escobar

The Help book reviewThe Help, by Kathryn Stockett, is an exquisite novel that takes place in the early 1960’s in Jackson, Mississippi. The novel switches point of views from an African American maid named Minny, an African American maid named Aibileen, and a white woman named Skeeter. Stockett does a fantastic job of showing the stark contrast between the lives of Caucasians and African Americans in the south during the 1960’s.

Continue reading the review of The Help.

Library Hours

Monday to Thursday
7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Friday | 12:30 p.m. Dismissal Days
7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Friday | 2:30 p.m. Dismissal Days
7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Book Suggestions From Our Librarian

“I am much more prepared than a lot of my fellow college students in the areas of writing papers, organization, study habits and research habits [because of FSHA].” —Katherine Russell ’13

Library Faculty

List of 2 members.

  • Nora Murphy 

    Library and Curriculum Resource Specialist
    626-685-8355
  • Jeannie Finley 

    Academic Technology and Library Services Director
    626-685-8529
Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy is an all girls' Catholic, Dominican, independent, college-preparatory day and boarding high school in the hills of La Cañada Flintridge. Overlooking Pasadena, FSHA educates girls from Los Angeles, Southern California and around the world for a life of faith, integrity and truth. 

Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy

440 St. Katherine Drive
La Cañada Flintridge, CA 91011
Phone: 626-685-8300

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