Academics

The John P. Ryan Library

The Ryan Library is housed in historic Memorial Hall located in the heart of Hill’s campus on the Quad, and is home to a vibrant collection of print, digital, and media resources. 
 
Alexandria, the School’s online catalog, provides access to the Library’s collection of 50,000 print volumes, thousands of e-books including the Gale Virtual Reference Library, and Overdrive, a collection of current fiction and nonfiction titles.
The Ryan Library’s website allows students to search scores of databases covering all subject areas from anywhere and at any time. Research is made easy with “Supersearch” which searches the Library’s catalog and databases at the same time. The Library also provides access to Zinio, a collection of e-magazines; Freegal, a free music streaming service; and a subscription to the online version of the New York Times for all members of our campus.
 
The Ryan Library has a variety of study spaces from the quiet of the book-lined Scheerer Reading Room to the buzz of the Moffat Room’s collaborative space. The beautiful, stained-glass windowed Memorial Room, which memorializes those Hill alumni who served in our country’s wars, is located off the main floor of the Library as is the ITS Help Desk. Memorial Hall also is home to The Humphrey Family Writing CenterLevis '45 * Alexandre '75 Center for Humanitiesand The Hill School Archives. The Library truly is where tradition and innovation meet.

Meet Our Librarians:

Nancy Body

Nancy Body

Titles: Head Librarian
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Louis Jeffries

Louis Jeffries

Titles: Assistant Librarian and Archivist
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Research Databases

The resources within The John P. Ryan Library are comparable to most high school and college libraries. Our library subscribes to more than 30 web-based research databases, which are accessible to our students at any time on or off campus.

While some are specialized for history, science, literature, art, and music, others provide access to hundreds of academic journals across all disciplines. 

To browse the database titles, please visit our Learning Resources page.