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's reading room is open to students and staff for research, reading, collaboration, and independent work. The professional library staff is available to assist students in person when classes are in session and via chat service after school hours. The Writing Center and the Archives and Special Collections Room are also located within the library building. 

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

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
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.

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.


LibChat an online chat platform. Using LibChat, the librarians can give students personalized support by answering questions about the research process, the library's databases, and online resources, just as they would in person.


Computer workstations are available in Meckler Library’s reading room and electronic classroom. Technology is integrated with Pennington's curriculum, and the iMac computers 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.