Moncrief Library

Built with an open concept design, The William A. and Elizabeth B. Moncrief Library contains 12,450 square feet of flexible space. Floor to ceiling windows line the south wall of the library encouraging students to enjoy natural lighting during study and collaboration.  Mac and desktop computers, printers, and a copier are available for use by all members of the FWCD community. In addition, the Moncrief Library houses three US classrooms, as well as a library classroom and two dedicated study rooms. An outdoor reading patio offers students space to enjoy reading and reflection.

Library Hours

Lower School Library

7:45 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. daily for morning checkout and during regularly scheduled library classes.

Moncrief Library

Monday-Thursday: 7:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Friday: 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
During early release days, the Moncrief Library will close one hour after the last division is dismissed.

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  • Introducing Sora: Ebooks and Audiobooks

    Getting started with Sora

    Step 1
    Install the Sora app from the Apple App Store or Google Play Store, or go to soraapp.com.
    Step 2
    In Sora, find Fort Worth Country Day, then log in with Google Single Sign-in.
    Note: You may also add Fort Worth Public Library by going to the menu in the top right corner. Click Add Library and search Fort Worth Public Library. 
    Step 3
    Browse the Explore tab and borrow a book. Your book will open so you can start reading right away.
    Step 4
    Close the book and go to Shelf to see all your books (including assignments). From there, you can:
    • Select Open book or Open audiobook to read or listen to the book.
    • Select Options to renew or return the book, see your notes and highlights, and more.
    • Moncrief Library

Summer Reading

A summer reading assignment is part of the educational program for all students at FWCD. Faculty who serve on the summer reading committees have attempted to choose books that create pleasurable reading experiences and build enthusiasm for reading. We hope many parents will take the opportunity to read and discuss the books with their children over the summer. For more information about FWCD’s summer reading program, visit https://fwcd.libguides.com/2022summerreading.

Research Assistance

The libraries offer a wide range of research databases to meet the academic needs of FWCD students and faculty. Most databases can be accessed at School without logging in. To access databases off campus, students and faculty will need the login information available on the portal Resources Board.

Bibliographies

Middle and Upper School students use NoodleTools to generate a works cited list of books, periodicals, database articles and websites. NoodleTools can also be used for online note-taking and outlining. 

Research Projects

The librarians collaborate with teachers on research projects that support the curriculum and build comprehensive research skills.

Volunteers

Volunteers are an important part of the Moncrief Library staff. Volunteers assist with book processing, shelving and other library projects. Contact Melissa Hickman, library assistant, for more information.

Center for International Studies

In January 2019, the Center for International Studies opened a dedicated space within the Moncrief Library for students, parents, and faculty interested in international study and service. A comfortable seating area facilitates small group presentations and student discussions. A Geochron Digital 4K inputted into a 4K TV displays constantly evolving mapsets, layers, and live data as students and parents view photos of past trips and learn about upcoming travel opportunities.

Contact Us

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  • Photo of Tammy Wolford

    Mrs. Tammy Wolford 

    Head Librarian
    (817) 732-7718 ext. 3625
    University of North Texas - MLS
    Northern IL University - BS.Ed
  • Photo of Sarah Blan

    Mrs. Sarah Blan 

    Upper School Librarian
    (817) 732-7718 x3339
    Texas Woman's University - MLS
    Campbellsville University - BS
  • Photo of Kim Gardner

    Mrs. Kim Gardner 

    Middle School Librarian
    817.302.3200 ext.3339
    University of North Texas - MLS
    Texas Christian University - BA
  • Photo of Melissa Hickman

    Mrs. Melissa Hickman 

    Library Assistant, Lower School Reading Specialist
    (817) 732-7718 ext. 3717
    Texas Christian University - BA
    Texas Wesleyan University - M.Ed.
4200 Country Day Lane, Fort Worth, TX 76109
Phone: 817.732.7718
Fort Worth Country Day (FWCD) is a JK-12 private, independent, coeducational, nondenominational college-preparatory school located on approximately 100 acres in Fort Worth, Texas. The mission of Fort Worth Country Day School is to foster the intellectual, physical, emotional, and ethical development of capable students through an academically rigorous college preparatory program that integrates the arts and athletics.