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Library


The SEM library is the heart of the school and part of the original school building. Near the front entrance, the library beckons visitors with its warm fireplace, comfortable chairs and study spaces, majestic ceiling, large tables, and historic portraits.

The ultimate purpose of the library is to support student growth and promote lifelong learning.  It often functions as a space for quiet study, but it also engages with the school community through its collection and programming. The collection consists of more than 8,000 books, over 250 e-books, multiple research databases, and other electronic resources.  The library facilitates access to online resources through our intranet, which enables students to perform academic research.  It also provides tools to evaluate information, which is an important skill for the 21st century learner.  The collection and resources support the diverse curricular and extracurricular needs and interests of students and faculty, and assists in the intellectual growth and creative endeavors of the school. Additionally, the library is a place for the community to gather and engage in programming relating to reading, culture, literary art, and various activities intended to enrich student life.