Welcome to the Classical Magnet Library Home Page
Explora general search engine for high school
Explora general search engine for high school
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CARD CATALOG - What books do we have in this school library?

Khan Academy-Free classes and courses available for online learning at every level: Elementary, High school, and College lessons
Khan Academy-Free classes and courses available for online learning at every level: Elementary, High school, and College lessons
E-Books, Audiobooks and databases

Supports both sides of an issue
Supports both sides of an issue

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E-BOOK access is new in January 2017! Open E-BOOK ACCESS in your APP store or go to Clever and enter the school district name, log in with username-Your Student ID and password-your Birthdate YYYYMMDD. Read any book online. Teachers use your school logon information.

Find your CT House and Senate Representative

Great Links to General Resources especially History and Science

Popular New York Times titles for Young Adults Link
CDC-Center for Disease Control
Medline Plus
UConn Health Net
Citation Machine
CAPSTONE STUDENTS - The following are links to card catalogs outside of the Online Card Catalog above. These are libraries throughout Connecticut, that loan books out to all CT students. Click on link to search their online catalogs. You can request these books from the public library in your hometown.
CONNECT - This is a list of all of the local libraries outside of Hartford, including website, card catalog and activities for that town. This is the next best place to start your book search
REQUEST This is the CT State Library Online Card Catalog. You can borrow books but must borrow from library posted. They do not interlibrary loan books for you. Go to your hometown library and let them know the information you have from Request. They will help.
Bibliomation Libraries - These public libraries are by the shoreline.
Library Connection Link - Includes public libraries in New Britain area

Classical Library Hours
The library is open from 7:30 am to 3:15 pm each day. During the school day, students must have a pass to come to the library unless they are coming with a class. Lunch passes for same-day use are available before school every day. Students cannot bring lunch to library. Lunches must be finished before entering library.


Books circulate for a period of two weeks. Lost or damaged books are billed at replacement cost. Only cash is accepted for payment.


Box Tops for Education

The Classical library participates in the Box Tops for Education program. Proceeds support library programming and resources, including passes to area attractions (New Britain Museum of American Art, Harriet Beecher Stowe House) See Mrs. Kennedy or Mrs. Richmond to borrow passes. Please bring your boxtops to the library!

Parent Volunteers

We welcome parent volunteers, especially for book fairs and specialty programming. Please contact Ms. Mortensen, if you are interested in volunteering. How to reach us: Circulation Desk Telephone: 695-9110


Debbie Mortensen, LMS [mailto:mortd001@hartfordschools.org] 860-695-9110. Ms. Mortensen has been a library media specialist in Hartford at Weaver High and University High School of Science and Engineering. She once worked as a Midnight Librarian at the Hartford Public Library and is a Virtual High School Site Coordinator in other Hartford schools. She has also worked as a Medical Librarian in New York's Mount Sinai Hospital and the Hospital Library Director at UConn Health Center in Farmington and at Central Connecticut Hospital in New Britain. She is currently a part-time Adult Education Teacher with the Hartford Adult Education Center, working with TESOL and Reading/Writing Remediation for Adults seeking their GED-Graduate Education Diplomas.