The library is the school’s primary academic resource center. It houses a collection of approximately 20,000 print, audiovisual, and web-based subscription services. We subscribe to several digital news sources and provide access to other online resources such as JSTOR, CQ Researcher, Science Direct, and more. Suffield’s library also has an additional 60,000 digital volumes in Ebook Central and 90,000 in the EBSCO ebook collection, accessible via the EDS search box.

The library is a quiet place for students to study, read, and relax. Students are encouraged to stop by regularly to check out featured displays and contribute ideas. Audiovisual equipment is available for loan, and students are encouraged to take advantage of our collection of digital and video cameras, projectors, and DVDs. The Library’s web-based catalog can be accessed remotely to check for material availability. 

We welcome you to meet our S. Kent Legare Library staff of excellent librarians who will assist you in finding a book or utilizing our electronic resources. For more information, please email Lindsey Fava, Director of the Library.

Library Hours
Monday through Friday 8 am - 10 pm
Saturday 8 am - 12 pm
Sunday 4 pm - 8 pm


Lindsey Fava

Lindsey Fava

Director of the Library
Research Resources

Ebook Central  Click Request Account for remote access.

EBSCO Discovery Service  (EDS) is an all-inclusive search to assist with in-depth research. It simultaneously checks a number of our databases to provide the most relevant information across each discipline.

CQ Researcher  provides in-depth coverage of the most important issues of the day. Our reports are written by experienced journalists, footnoted, and professionally fact-checked. Full-length articles include an overview, historical background, chronology, pro/con feature, plus resources for additional research.

Encyclopedia Britannica  catalogues articles, multimedia, primary sources, games, and other learning resources that support student research.

Gale in Context: U.S. History  delivers an unparalleled look into the American experience. Students will have the power to explore a wide variety of topics ranging from the arrival of the Vikings in North America to the first shots of the Civil War and on through to the civil rights movement, 9/11, and the War on Terror.

Gale in Context: Opposing Viewpoints  is the premier online resource covering today’s hottest social issues. This cross-curricular resource supports science, social studies, current events, and language arts classes. Informed, differing views help learners develop critical-thinking skills and draw their own conclusions.

JSTOR  is a highly selective digital library of academic content in many formats and disciplines. The collections include top peer-reviewed scholarly journals as well as respected literary journals, academic monographs, research reports from trusted institutes, and primary sources.

Newsbank and America’s Historical Newspapers  provides web-based access to current and archived content from more than 2,000 newspaper titles, as well as newswires, transcripts, business journals, periodicals, government documents, and other publications.

Newsbank: Asian Life in America provides comprehensive coverage of the Asian American experience from the early 18th century to the present day and is sourced from more than 35 million primary documents from diverse sources and perspectives, both historical and contemporary.

Newsbank: Black Life in America  provides comprehensive coverage of the African American experience from the early 18th century to present day and is sourced from more than 19,000 American and global news sources.

Newsbank: Hispanic Life in America  provides comprehensive coverage of the Hispanic American experience from the early 18th century to present day and is sourced from more than 17,000 American and global news sources.

Project Muse  is your trusted source for high quality books and journals in the humanities and social sciences from over 200 of the world’s most distinguished university press and scholarly societies.

ResearchIT CT  provides educators and students open and free access to public e-resources from the Connecticut State Library.

Science Direct  is the world’s leading source for scientific, technical, and medical research. As Elsevier’s platform of scientific peer-reviewed scholarly literature, it includes thousands of books, journal articles, and other reference materials.