- The Meckler Library is located in the heart of our campus.
The Meckler Library, located at the heart of the Pennington School campus, is open to students and staff for study, research, and quiet reading. Librarians are available to assist students when classes are in session and after school. There are twenty-eight computers for student use in the library’s reading room, and of course each student will have their own iPad on which to work.
Meckler’s collection contains over 13,000 volumes and is maintained through a plan of acquisitions designed to meet the academic and recreational needs of the School community. The collection is searchable by means of Destiny, the library’s web-based catalog. The student loan period for circulating materials is four weeks, and renewals are available as needed.
MEL, the Meckler Electronic Library, provides around-the-clock access to a variety of subscription research databases that expand exponentially the amount of authoritative, academic information available to meet our students’ research needs. These resources provide materials that support the entire Pennington curriculum and include electronic access to full-text reference materials, primary sources, images, periodicals, and newspapers. Computers throughout the campus can gain access to MEL via the high-speed network, and MEL is available off-campus through the Citrix network.
Students can also access LibGuides, an online compilation of resources created by the librarians to assist in the research process. These guides contain listings of recommended resources for finding information, including databases, journals, books, and web pages useful in completing research assignments.
In Meckler Library there are sixty-five computer workstations, which are found in the reading room, electronic classroom, and technology classroom. These areas are designed for both courses and short-term projects. A student to desktop computer ratio of 3:1, an ongoing program of staff development that leads to a technology-integrated curriculum, and an instructional technology curriculum of required competencies and enriching electives work together to prepare students for the challenges of their future endeavors.