The Academy of Notre Dame de Namur is a Catholic, independent, college prepatory school for young women in grades 6 through 12.

A Catholic, Independent, College Preparatory School for Young Women, Grades 6 through 12

Academy of Notre Dame de Namur: Inspiring Young Women Since 1956

Connelly Library

Notre Dame student standing in the library reviewing a paper.
Student pulling book of the shelf in the library

The Connelly Library, named for a generous gift from the Connelly Foundation, was designed as an “information commons”—a flexible and functional simultaneous-use facility where students, faculty, and staff can gather and collaborate within the context of academic research, using the latest tools for information retrieval, storage, and presentation. 

The library’s 5,000-square-foot main room contains comfortable seating areas, tables to accommodate classes and student research, a large circulation desk, and stacks filled with over 7,500 volumes. Courtesy of grants from the Hamilton Family Foundation and the Benedict Foundation for Independent Schools, a library classroom with a Smart Board is available for class use. Additional spaces house four group study rooms, the Writing Center and the Technology Center.

Mrs. Vicki Abens, Librarian
(610) 687-0650, ext.263

Hours and Location

The Connelly Library is located on the second floor of the Harron Family Building and is open Monday through Thursday from 7:30 am to 5:00 pm and on Friday from 7:30 am to 3:00 pm


  • The Connelly Library contains a classroom with a Smart Board for student research classes.
  • Students and faculty have the use of a copier, a black and white printer, and a color printer.
  • Students have 24/7 access to our subscription databases and eBooks which can be accessed through the Resource Center link below.
  • Students may check out books for a period of two weeks.