St. Mark’s libraries serve as centers for information-gathering, research, study, lively discussion and recreational reading. 
Well-read. The campus houses two libraries: The Cecil & Ida Green Library serves Middle and Upper School students, while the Lower School Library serves boys in grades 1-4. In addition to providing a wide range of print and digital books, periodicals, databases and more, the librarians also work to educate boys on the ever-evolving landscape of information retrieval. Working with faculty, the libraries support curricular needs across all divisions and academic disciplines.  
Well-informed. Students have access to more information than ever before, so it is crucial to teach critical thinking in the search for and acquisition of appropriate, timely and scholarly resources. These skills equip students with the research skills they will need in their university experience and beyond.
In Lower School, classes meet regularly with the librarian to foster an appreciation for the written word, respect for the printed word and the ability to navigate a digital environment appropriately. In Middle and Upper School, boys gain access to vast information databases to utilize for class projects.  

Visiting authors are also brought in regularly to inspire a love of literature. Previous visitors include New York Times best-selling authors and winners of the National Book Award and Newbery Book Award.
Books in the Green and Lower School Libraries
Available eBooks
Available databases
Books checked out each year.

Library Spotlight: World Religions Collection

St. Mark's libraries serve a diverse community that encompasses myriad religious traditions and backgrounds. To this end, the Green Library’s World Religions display includes a gorgeous collection of historic religious texts, all available to boys.

  • The Analects of Confucius: Compiled more than 2,200 years ago, the Analects collect the wisdom and teachings of the Chinese philosopher Confucius. 
  • The Barcelona Haggadah: This facsimile of the original 1340 illuminated manuscript of the Jewish prayer book was painstakingly recreated to match the original as closely as possible. 
  • The Bhagavad Gita: Written as a dialog between the warrior-prince Arjuna and the god Krishna, this is the most important religious text in Hinduism. 
  • The Book of the Dead: This beautifully rendered facsimile of the Papyrus of Ani (1550 BCE) was published by the British Museum in 1890.
  • The New Testament (in original Greek, Byzantine textform): This copy of the Christian New Testament is written in Koine Greek. 
  • The New American Haggadah: This essential Jewish text sets forth the order of the Passover Seder.
  • The Qur’an (in original Arabic): This is the greatest literary work in classical Arabic and, for all Muslims, stands as the definitive word of God.

The Barcelona Haggadah.

The Egyptian Book of the Dead.

Meet the Librarians

Tinsley Silcox
Director of Libraries & Information Services

"Libraries open our minds to the world; St. Mark's librarians open the world to our students.”
Teresa Katsulos
Technical Services Librarian

"Even with all the places to study on campus and all the ways to access information, the boys of St. Mark’s always gravitate back to the library. Here, there’s a place for everyone."
Beth Northcut
Library Assistant

"The library, with its vast resources of fiction, non-fiction, magazines, newspapers, films, documentaries, databases and librarians, is an excellent place to answer your questions, both spoken and unspoken, and discover the questions that lead you forward."
Barbara Kinkead
Lower School Librarian

"The younger Marksmen experience the library as a place to gather with classmates and cultivate the love of story. It is a place that offers a connection to the resources that support the boys’ curiosity of everything that is going on in their worlds."
Elyse Chevallier
Middle School Librarian

"I hope that students see the Green Library as an academic resource and a place to recharge, find their next favorite book and satisfy their curiosity. Through research instruction and the development of a vibrant reading culture, I strive to make every Marksman a lifelong learner."

St. Mark’s School of Texas

10600 Preston Road
Dallas, Texas 75230

About Us

St. Mark’s School of Texas is a private, nonsectarian college-preparatory boys’ day school for students in grades 1 through 12, located in Dallas, Texas. St. Mark’s aims to prepare young men to assume leadership and responsibility in a competitive and changing world.

St. Mark’s does not discriminate in the administration of its admission and education policies on the basis of race, color, religion, sexual orientation, or national or ethnic origin.