Educating young people to become knowledgeable, thoughtful, and creative researchers is part of our mission, and Commonwealth students learn to gather and manage information skillfully. That starts in our Library, which aims to facilitate access to information relevant to the coursework and our community's academic interests. Research skills learned in the library will equip students to lead well-informed, thoughtful, productive lives. The Library consists of a rich variety of print and electronic resources, connections to outside libraries and collections, and a program of information literacy instruction.

Below you will find links to book lists, research guides, and other helpful resources. Questions? Reach out to your friendly local Commonwealth Librarian, Mr. MacDonnell!

Need Library Help?


Below you will find a variety of helpful library resources, from electronic databases and research guides from Commonwealth to recommended readings and library catalogs from across Massachusetts and beyond.


Looking for Something to Read?

You will be hard pressed to find a bigger bevy of bookworms than the students, faculty, and staff at Commonwealth. Browse some of our curated recommendations below—or just ask our Librarian, Mr. MacDonnell.


Library Staff

Jake MacDonnell

Librarian, Registrar, Class Advisor: 9th Grade
B.A., Oberlin College
M.S.L.S., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill