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The Catherine Cook School Library serves the community’s students, faculty, and families to develop empowered users/producers of information, support curriculum, and promote literacy as both an academic and recreational endeavor.

Cook Library Family Checkout Hours:

  • Currently, the Cook Library will not be open before/after school for Family Checkout. All families will be notified once this option becomes available. 

Cook Library Borrowing Plans:

  • Early Childhood Students - EC students will visit the Cook Library for Library Enrichment once per 6-day cycle. EC students will begin borrowing books for their classrooms during the fall.
  • Lower School Students - LS students will visit the Cook Library for Library Enrichment/Checkout once per 6-day cycle. LS students may bring their borrowed books home.
  • Middle School Students - MS students will regularly visit the Cook Library for Library Checkout as determined by their Humanities teacher. Additionally, all MS students may independently visit the Cook Library during their afternoon recess to borrow books.

Additional Reading Resources:

  • Cook Library Online Catalog
  • Sora Student Reading App:
    • On Sora, you'll find a small collection of Cook Library ebooks - plus you can borrow ebooks and audiobooks from the Chicago Public Library and several other area libraries (with a library card).
    • Sora Student Reading App
      • Grades PS-8 - sign in using:
        • Cook Google account info

Please reach out to Mr. Gall and Ms. Altmayer with any questions: library@ccookschool.org

Meet our Librarians

Patrick Gall

Patrick Gall

Titles: Early Childhood & Lower School Librarian