The Wilder Library is a place where Prep students learn a lifelong love of reading. The collection of more than 15,000 volumes is enjoyed by the whole UCC community, including students, staff and parents. It contains picture books, novels, graphic novels, reference materials and electronic media. (Our community member web portal includes a searchable catalogue of the library’s offering, plus electronic reference resources.)
Students enjoy gathering in the library’s large and comfortable meeting area for book talks with visiting authors, quiet reading and story times. With its central location and well-equipped work spaces, the library can easily accommodate three classes at once. Each form, from SK to Form 7 has a regular “library period” once or twice every eight days. Other subject teachers book time in the library for project and assignment research.
The Wilder Library is named for William P. Wilder ’40, for whom the arena is also named. His donation to the Renaissance XXI Campaign in 1989, which funded the Prep’s John David Eaton Building, also funded a renovation of the library.