College Resources

Contact: Teen Services Librarian Megan Klein 203-438-2282 x118

The Ridgefield Library’s College Corner has resources to help parents and students with college decisions and the application process. We have the latest books and directories covering college listings, admissions and applications, the college essay, campus visits, test prep including SAT and PSAT, scholarships, paying for college, college living, and academic success. AP test prep and graduate programs and test prep such as GRE, GMAT, and LSAT are also included.

The College Corner is located near the Ellis Family Teen Center on the Upper Level of the Library.

Library Materials

Circulating books and most reference books are shelved in the stacks on the Upper Level. College-related materials are located in the separate College Corner near the Adult Services Desk. Print magazines and newspapers are located in the Friends of the Library Reading room or ask at the Adult Services Desk.

Books / DVD / Audiobooks

  • Directories of Colleges and Universities – 378.7
  • College Entrance Test Preparation – 378.1662
  • Careers – 650.14 and 331-332

College Courses on CD/DVD – located near Adult Services Desk

Selected Titles

  • 1001 Ways to Pay for College by Gen Tanabe
  • Admission Matters by Sally Springer
  • College Essays That Made a Difference by Princeton Review
  • Colleges That Change Lives by Loren Pope
  • Creative Colleges by Elaina Loveland
  • Scholarships, Grants & Prizes by Peterson’s
  • Where You Go Is Not Who You’ll Be by Frank Bruni

Selected Directories

  • Barron’s Profiles of American Colleges
  • The College Blue Book (six-volume set)
  • Fiske Guide to Colleges
  • K&W Guide to Colleges for Students with Learning Differences
  • Peterson’s Four-Year Colleges
  • Princeton Review’s The Best 381 Colleges

Exam Proctoring Policy

In fulfillment of its mission to be a source of support for lifelong learning, the Ridgefield Library offers proctoring for tests and examinations, under the guidelines of a policy adopted by the Library Board in July 2015. Exams are proctored by the Adult Services Department during regular Library hours Monday through Saturday, subject to staff availability. Appointments must be made at least five days in advance. There is a $25 fee for proctoring, payable at the time of the exam.

Proctoring Policies Document

Submit the Proctoring Request Form via e-mail to Christie Mitchell or by fax to 203-438-4558, or drop off at the Adult Service Desk.