Herbert Norman Library

The Herbert Norman library media center is a spacious facility located in the center of the school, housing both the Secondary and Elementary libraries. Offering ample room and resources for research, independent study and personal reading to students in grades 1-12, it is a hub of activity at Canadian Academy. It houses more than 42,000 volumes in its collections, which contain print, digital and audiovisual materials. It subscribes to numerous magazines, professional journals, daily newspapers and several online databases. There are twenty-four laptops, ten desktops and nine search stations that students and faculty are welcome to use. The library collections are accessible through a fully automated catalog system and can be accessed remotely.

Herbert Norman Library hours
Monday, Tuesday,Thursday: 8:00 - 4:30
Wednesday: 8:00 - 2:30
Friday: 8:00 - 4:00

  

Early Childhood Library

The early childhood library in the ELAC building services students in the Building Blocks program and kindergarten classes. It has a comfortable space for story time and numerous picture books to check out.

ELAC Library hours
Monday, Tuesday,Thursday, Friday: 8:10 - 8:40 and 3:15 - 3:45
Wednesday: 8:10 - 8:40

 

Celebrating CA Alumni

E. Herbert Norman was a Canadian diplomat and historian whose works on the rise of modern Japan have influenced Western and Japanese scholars. He was born in Karuizawa, Nagano prefecture of Canadian missionary parents in 1909. He attended Canadian Academy in the 1920s and later studied East Asian history at Harvard and Columbia Universities.
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