The John P. Ryan Library opened its doors in September 1990 after a $4.8 million renovation. Previously known as Memorial Hall, the building originally was built in 1920 to house the School's auditorium and library. After the 1989 opening of the Center For The Arts, the sloping first floor of the old auditorium was removed and a new entrance, loggia, second floor, and a two-story addition became part of a renovation that has become the Ryan Library.
Ryan Library's four floors house materials and services including both the text-based and electronic assets of the School. The 50,000-volume library is accessible through an on-line catalogue, called Academy. The collection includes more than 800 DVDs. Also, we have one digital classroom where a variety of technology-intensive courses are taught.
If you would like more information regarding the services of Ryan Library, please send an e-mail to Louis E. Jeffries, librarian, or call him at 610-326-1000, ext. 7247.