Colorado Academy libraries provide a wide variety of resources and services to faculty, students, staff and parents. Two state-of-the-art facilities, Raether Library and the Lower School Library, serve approximately 968 students from Pre-Kindergarten through Upper School with plenty of room for individual and group study.

In addition to providing a variety of resources that support CA’s curriculum, we also encourage our students to develop a lifelong appreciation for self-directed learning and media literacy. By achieving both the confidence and ability to navigate any library system, students will be well prepared for research at the university level and beyond.

At Raether, there is a large "library instruction area" with electronic white boards, a projector, and tables on wheels that allow for large and small presentations and collaborative work. The Lower School Library has a story time area, library instruction space, and quiet reading nooks.

The library collections have over 31,500 print and non-print volumes, more than a dozen subscriptions to full-text online databases, and Internet access. The libraries’ web-based catalog, Destiny, offers school and home access to print, audio, video, and online resources. In addition, the librarians fill many requests for books and materials from other libraries to enhance instruction and research.

Our Library Faculty

List of 6 members.

  • Ms. Allison Peters Jensen 

    Interim Lower School Principal & Director of Libraries
    Hobart & William Smith Colleges - BA
    Simmons College - MLIS
    At CA Since: 2011
  • Ms. Allie Bronston 

    MS Librarian/MS Computer Science/Engineering & Design
    Lewis & Clark College - BA
    University of Denver - MLIS
    At CA Since: 2013
  • Ms. Lindsay Beatty 

    US Librarian
    Winona State University - BS
    University of Wisconsin-Madison - MA
    At CA Since: 2014
  • Ms. Mary Leyva 

    Library Assistant
    University of Colorado at Boulder - BA
    Emporia State University - MALS
    At CA Since: 2011
  • Ms. Sadie Christlieb 

    Library, Media & Communications Assistant
    University of Colorado Boulder - BA
    At CA Since: 2018
  • Cortnye Rusch 

    Raether Library Assistant
    University of Denver - BA
    University of Denver - MA
    At CA Since: 2018

Allison Peters Jensen, Director of Libraries

"The CA library program is dedicated to meeting the information needs of every student, supporting the curriculum with resources for students and faculty, and creating a library atmosphere where all patrons feel welcome."

Library Hours

Lower School

Catalog and online resources
Monday - Friday
7:50 a.m. - 3:45 p.m.

Raether Library

Catalog and online resources
Monday - Thursday
7:45 a.m. - 5:45 p.m.
7:45 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

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