The Hall Library includes more than 26,000 books, videos and DVDs, as well as magazines and newspapers. Students may use library computers (including wireless laptops) for research and class projects. The librarians regularly instruct students and classes on the evaluation and use of information for classroom assignments. Our goal is to create "information literate" citizens, prepared for the complex challenges of the rapidly changing world of the 21st century.
We also strive to instill a love of reading and literature. Students learn how to find books by favorite authors or topics using the online catalog. Lower School students enjoy story time and storytelling activities.
The Library serves as the central location for many school activities including visiting speakers, authors and artists.
Students have 24-hour access to over 2,000 periodicals, reference articles, educational video clips and more via online subscription databases. They can also find research help and links to websites selected to support curricular topics.
Lower School students use their own library page with age-appropriate resources. Students and faculty can browse collections at other libraries through WorldCat, part of the OCLC FirstSearch database. As a member of the North Suburban Library System, the Hall Library may borrow materials through interlibrary loan.