• Library News

    Welcome Back to Your Library

    Welcome to students just beginning their St. Paul’s School experience, and welcome back to those of you with familiar faces.  We look forward to greeting all new faculty and staff as well. The crisp excitement of the new school year is in the air, eagerly blowing across Lower School Pond and up the steps of Ohrstrom Library.  There will be much that is reassuringly familiar when you come into the library, but you will also discover much that is refreshingly new. New additions include: Thousands of new eBook titles including 14,000 from Digitized  1888-1994 Five streaming BBC Shakespeare plays from Ambrose Video A collection of Global Newspapers, updated daily New…

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    Quiet Study Area Begins

    Lisa Laughy – Archives Assistant Tuesday night marked the first evening of Study Hall on the lower level of Ohrstrom Library.  Students have always gathered in the evenings at Ohrstrom, and it is traditionally the busiest time of day for library staff.    The added presence of a faculty adviser brings the usefulness of the space into focus, with an eye (as well as ears) focused on containing the amount of social noise generated in order to provide the uninterrupted quiet that is so essential for focused study. Library staff have added a number of signs on the lower level as reminders of this new program, designating the space as a…

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    Studying Smart from the Ground Up in Ohrstrom Library

    Kevin Barry – Library Director I am happy to announce a collaborative initiative between Ohrstrom Library and the Office of Academic Support.  Effective September 9th, the ground floor of Ohrstrom Library will serve as the new host to the School’s Study Hall program.  During Study Hall hours, the entire ground floor of Ohrstrom will be designated and enforced as “quiet study space”.  Faculty members assisting with the evening Study Hall program will be positioned in and advising from the ground floor foyer, and students who are participants in the Study Hall program will be sharing many of the same study areas currently employed by students and faculty on a regular…