Randolph Campus Library

The two-story library on the Randolph Campus provides a bright and open space for students and faculty to conduct research, collaborate with peers, and engage in individual study. 

The Randolph campus library serves all Middle and Upper School students and faculty, and works to engage the community in a robust program of library media and technology.  The two Randolph Campus librarians work in parternship with the Goodrich Campus library to provide facilities and resources that will function as information centers for the school; develop activities and instruction around the effective use of information technology; and support a culture which encourages reading for pleasure.

The Randolph Campus library provides a wealth of research tools and resources for students and faculty. Explore these resources below (some require a password or SPA IP address). Contact Kate Brooks, Randolph Campus Librarian, or Vicki Janisch-Tri, Randolph Campus Library Assistant, with questions or to suggest materials for the Randolph Campus collection.


Find a book

  • Search the SPA Online Catalog to locate a book in the SPA collection.
  • Search MNLink to search for materials at local public libraries.
  • Search WorldCat to explore books and other materials in libraries across the world.

Access a database to find an article or web resource

SPA's collection includes access to 48 scholarly databases via ELM, a service for citizens of Minnesota, as well as 22 additional databases to which the school subscribes. Click here to browse all databases according to general subject classification.

Find a primary source

Are you wondering what a primary source is and how it's different from a secondary, or even a tertiary source? Here's a great explanation to get you started.

Our Primary Sources Portal can help you find online primary source material organized according to discipline.

Read a newspaper or magazine


Print copies of the following newspapers are located on the second floor of the library near the circulation desk:

  • Pioneer Press
  • Star Tribune
  • New York Times
  • USA Today
  • Wall Street Journal

Additionally, we have electronic access to the following newspapers via ProQuest Newstand. You will need a username and password to access this database at home.

  • Star Tribune
  • Wall Street Journal
  • Washington Post
  • USA Today
  • New York Times

Click here to access ProQuest Newstand.


We subscribe to more than 60 print magazines, ranging from the Economist, to Popular ScienceRolling Stone and Poetry Magazine. You'll find our magazines arranged alphabetically on the second floor of the library near the stairs.

Request materials

If you would like to request a book via interlibrary loan, please fill out this form.

If you would like to request an article via interlibrary loan, please fill out this form

View citation management tools

Check out this guide to understanding plagiarism from the University of Wisconsin-Madison's Writing Center.

Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL) is an excellent online resource for multiple citation styles, including APA, Chicago, and MLA. This resource also offers guides to writing in specific subject areas such as writing in the sciences, writing in literature, and creative writing.

Noodle Tools offers integrated tools for note-taking, outlining, citation, document archiving/annotation, and collaborative research and writing. Includes MLA and APA styles. Users must create an account.

EasyBib is a free citation tool that allows you to cite resources easily in MLA, Chicago, and APA styles.

Zotero is a free Mozilla Firefox plug-in that provides full citation manager functionality.

Mendeley is a freely available citation manager that has the power to help you manage your PDF collections.

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1150 Goodrich Avenue, St. Paul MN 55105
Main school line: 651-698-2451
Goodrich front desk: 651-696-1560 
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Main school line: 651-698-2451
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