The Academy of Notre Dame de Namur is a Catholic, independent, college-preparatory school for girls and 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 7,900 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, the Technology Center and the Global Conferencing Lab."

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 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.