Libraries

Explore our Libraries

Explore the Turner Lower School, Annenberg Middle School, and Annenberg Upper School home pages to access thousands of online resources, as well as reading lists, featured books, and our classic catalog.

Encouraging our community to be curious, to value learning and to respond effectively to the emerging challenges of an information-driven world, while promoting a life-long love of literature and reading.

Our libraries serve as vital instructional centers for our students, as well as information centers for our greater community. Learn more about our libraries and their services below.


The Roger Annenberg Memorial Library

Located within the Crawford Campus Center, The Roger Annenberg Memorial Library houses the Middle and Upper School collections. More than 30,000 books, e-books, audio books, periodicals, newspapers, Kindles and other media are available to our students, faculty, staff and parents. A range of 40 electronic databases offer additional resources for research both on campus and remotely.

Study rooms on the first floor and the balcony level accommodate students working on individual or group projects. The PC lab, fitted with 20 computers, is available for pre-scheduled research classes; PCs and laptops are also available for student use, in carrels, at tables and in soft seating. There is a MAC lab on the second level.

Librarians are available throughout the day to assist students with research and provide instruction on the use of library materials and electronic resources. The library also has a strong collection of young adult and adult fiction to support leisure reading at all appropriate age levels.

The Roger Annenberg Memorial Library open and available for 6th through 12th grade students from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday.

The M. Turner Family Library

The M. Turner Family Library is situated within the Lower School building, adjacent to the two technology classrooms on the second floor. It holds the Lower School collections of more than 25,000 titles: books, e-books, audio books, magazines, Kindle and various media.

Two separate seating areas allow Pre-K through 5th grade students to meet for regularly scheduled library classes as well as book selection with librarians. There are also areas for storytelling and individual reading. Computers allow access to the online library catalog and to databases and preselected websites for student research.

Our youngest students are taught the necessary skills to be literate in an evolving world, and are encouraged to enjoy reading for pleasure and insight.

The Turner Library is open from 7:30 a.m.to 3:30 p.m. daily.

The mission of the Charles Latham Archives is to collect, preserve, and make available for research and exhibition the records and artifacts that reflect or record the history of The Episcopal Academy, its faculty, staff, students, parents and alumni.

Goals & Objectives:

  • To collect records of permanent, historical, legal or fiscal value from all departments of The Episcopal Academy.
  • To preserve such records and related artifacts by providing appropriate storage, housing and care.
  • To gain intellectual control over such records and artifacts by cataloguing and processing them by means of accepted procedures and techniques.
  • To provide an institutional memory that links the generations of The Episcopal Academy.

The Archives of the Episcopal Academy are housed in a climate-controlled room within the Crawford Campus Center. The collection is available to the community and to the public for research.

Please contact Cassandra Keith for further information or access to the collection: ckeith@episcopalacademy.org

From the Archives...

Benson Library, Merion Campus
Chapel, circa 1960
Domino Club, circa 1916
Lower School recess, circa 1950
Middle School Football, Class of 1953
Basketball at the "Old Gym," Merion Campus
Graduation, 1939
"The Scholium" Founders, 1888
Christmas Edition of "The Scholium," 1903

The Roger Annenberg Memorial Library

Phone: 484-424-1480
Fax: 484-424-1608

Hours: Monday through Friday; 7:30 a.m.– 6 p.m.

Cassandra Keith, M.S.L.I.S.
Upper School Librarian & Archivist
484-424-1535

Jenn Phiambolis, M.L.I.S.
Middle/Upper School Librarian
484-424-1536

Debbie Castiglione
Administrative Assistant
484-424-1553


The M. Turner Family Library

Phone: 484-424-1438
Hours: Monday through Friday; 7:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.


Linda H. Hassett, M.S.L.S.
Elementary Librarian
484-424-1438
hassett@episcopalacademy.org

Gretchen Simon, M.S.L.S.
Lower School Librarian
484-424-1438
simon@episcopalacademy.org

Anne Neilson
Library Assistant
484-424-1438
aneilson@episcopalacademy.org

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