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David C. Copley '70 Library

Supporting Your Research and Studies

The David Casey Copley ’70 Library offers students and faculty a comprehensive collection of textbooks, magazines, research materials, e-books, and more. With a sharp focus on student research and information literacy, the library provides you with a productive space to explore in-depth material for your classes, collaborate with other students, and enjoy the pleasures of reading.

By the Numbers


Canterbury offers a broad, fully curated source for databases, scholarly journals, and periodicals tailor-made for the School’s curriculum. LibGuides supports specific class objectives while helping students develop important lifelong research skills.

Themed Book Displays

Displays at the entrance to the library showcase books with common themes such as new fiction and nonfiction, Black History Month, Human Rights Month, featured authors, and more. 

Alumni Authors

A special section is dedicated to books written by Canterbury alumni, including Joseph Campbell ’21, Dominick Dunne ’44, Miriam “Duchess” Harris ’87, John Hemingway ’79, Sargent Shriver ’34, and many others.

Meet Our Librarian

Danielle Oddo

Danielle Oddo

Librarian, Girls' Varsity Basketball Head Coach, Girls' JV Lacrosse Head Coach

Who was David Casey Copley?

A graduate of Canterbury’s Class of 1970, David C. Copley was a noted philanthropist, publishing heir, president/owner of Copley Press, and publisher of the San Diego Union-Tribune. A Trustee of the School from 1983 to 2012, David facilitated an exceptional gift to Canterbury’s capital campaign from the James S. Copley Foundation. The library was named in his honor in 1984.

Sampling of Online Resources at Your Fingertips:

  • Academic Search Premier
  • Access World News
  • America’s Historical Newspapers
  • Biography Reference Center
  • Black Life in America
  • EBSCOhost
  • Foreign Affairs
  • History Reference Center
  • OneSearch for High Schools
  • ResearchIT
  • The New York Times
  • The Wall Street Journal
Students sitting in the library talking.