Access to information and the skills to evaluate it are key to success in academic research. These skills will serve students beyond the classroom and into today's information-driven society. The David H. March Library's professional staff, with the assistance of the School's extensive collection, seek to guide students in acquiring such skills.
The mission of the March Library is to serve as the vital and dynamic intellectual center of academic life at Episcopal High School, and to inspire in the community a lifelong love of reading and learning. As educators, the library staff teaches effective information-gathering and evaluating skills necessary for college and beyond. To prepare our students to be digitally-literate 21st century learners, the Library promotes ethical digital citizenship and responsible use of intellectual property. The Library Staff assists students and teachers alike in navigating the constantly changing world of technology and information trends. The collections of the Library support both the EHS curriculum and the recreational lives of the EHS community.
PRINT COLLECTION AND ELECTRONIC RESOURCES
The March Library collection consists of approximately 25,000 items and 75 periodicals, supplemented by online databases that can be accessed by students both on and off campus. The Library also holds over 3,000 videos and appropriate viewing facilities. The library circulates digital still and video cameras, and other equipment.
Our online databases (Titles include JSTOR, Encyclopedia Britannica, Oxford English Dictionary, ARTStor, ABC-Clio, ProQuest Historical Newspapers, SIRS, Questia, Annals of American History, Gale’s Literature Criticism Online, and others) hold thousands of abstracts and full-text articles from journals, magazines, newspapers, and reference books. The Library Corporation provides our interactive online catalog, available through the School network.
The Library holds several unique works that were gifts from graduates, including the Nuremberg Chronicle of 1493, a page from a Gutenberg Bible, a thirteenth-century Bible, and a copy of the Canterbury Tales, among others.
Lighted study carrels, tables, and dataports are located throughout the library, as well as meeting spaces, casual gathering areas, and six small group workrooms equipped with wide-screen wall monitors that can be connected to student laptops. The Library is wireless-enabled.