Hathaway Brown's Department of Library Services prepares its students to be effective and efficient users of information by providing print and electronic resources that serve the educational needs of the school community while encouraging a deep appreciation of literature and reading for personal enjoyment.
The Primary School Library serves the Primary and Early Childhood divisions, which include preschool through grade four. Each class in the Primary School visits the library once during the rotation for story times and other literacy activities with the librarians.
The Middle School Library (housed in the Martha Frohring Geisel Library & Learning Commons) serves grades five through eight. Fifth and sixth graders visit the library once a rotation for information literacy lessons, book talks and selection of books to read for personal enjoyment. The librarian is available for in-class visits for help with research skills and book talks for all middle school.
The Martha Frohring Geisel Library & Learning Commons serves grades nine through twelve. The Geisel Library houses the School's archives collection. Students can browse the extensive collection, set up individual sessions for research help, study in groups, relax and read current news magazines or meet with teachers in a comfortable setting.