Our collection comprises more than 15,000 books and 50 periodicals. Augmenting these holdings is a robust regional interlibrary loan program and anytime, anywhere access to online databases, including ebooks, encyclopedias, magazines, newspapers, and academic journals. Additionally, the Thacher Library has a number of items available for checkout including cameras, 3D pens, knitting & crochet materials, and more.
The library houses special collections and areas of particular strength: art and art history, California history, camping, and horse care and training. A growing collection of books by Thacher alumni populates our special collections area. The Thacher Archives documents the unique history of The Thacher School and the Ojai Valley.
New to the library is the Project Studio. The Project Studio is a workspace and classroom. It contains traditional art supplies, high tech tools and materials, and computers and software that students can use for class and personal projects. The Project Studio fosters a culture of learning that is collaborative, interactive, and multidisciplinary, with an emphasis on creative problem-solving.