Day and Boarding; Grades 6-12


Meckler Library

Inside of Meckler Library, desks, books, chairs, computers.
The Meckler Library is located in the heart of our campus.

Meckler Library is open to students and staff for research, reading, collaboration, and independent work. The library staff is available to assist students when classes are in session and after school. Meckler Library is also equipped with iMac computers for student use.

Library Hours

Monday–Thursday 7:30 a.m.–9:30 p.m.
Friday 7:30 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
Saturday contact AOD
Sunday contact AOD for daytime hours; 8:00 p.m.–9:30 p.m.

Writing Center
Location: Library E-Classroom

Hours: Monday through Thursday, 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Director: Jordan Aubry

Materials available

Meckler’s collection contains over 10,000 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.

Archives and Special Collections Room
This beautifully-appointed space is the home to The Pennington School's history, archival materials, and rare books.  
Hours:  by appointment
Director:  Gretchen Overhiser

Research Databases

Students have 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.


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.


Between Meckler Library's reading room and electronic classroom, there are forty iMac computers. Technology is integrated with Pennington's curriculum, and these computer workstations are equipped with the programs necessary for instruction, research, and project work. Students develop competencies with technology through Pennington's instructional technology curriculum, and they can enhance their skills with a variety of enriching electives. An ongoing program of staff development in the latest educational technology ensures that Pennington's students are prepared for their future endeavors.