Open Mon - Thurs 7:45-4:15 and Fri 7:45-3:10
The mission of the Marian Lawton Langford Library is twofold: first, to ensure that all patrons are effective users of ideas and information, and second, to support the instructional curriculum at Maclay School. Centrally located, the library serves as the information hub of the campus for a wide variety of patrons. A professional staff endeavors to support the school’s philosophy, enrich and support the curriculum, stimulate growth of knowledge, and consider the varied interests and learning needs of all of its patrons. Library services are accessible both before and after school hours, featuring a fully functional virtual library available 24/7. We offer reference services via an Ask-the-Librarian email service until 10:00 PM, 7 days a week. The library is always open to faculty members, facilitating frequent cooperative planning sessions to bring information skills to the student research process. The library provides continued instruction in the use of its resources and materials to faculty.
Our library collection exceeds both state and national standards, averaging over 50 print/electronic books per student. The library’s mobile online catalog is available 24 hours both on and off campus. We are able to customize resource lists by division, professional development guides, and specific research guides for classroom assignments. Our research databases include academic and peer-reviewed materials via JStor, a large nonfiction and reference ebook collection, a literary criticism collection, current and contemporary issues, news, legislative, and legal resources, and both general and subject-specific resources for our students. Additionally, we offer several historical and genealogy resources.