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Connelly Library

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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 computer lab with 24 student workstations is available for class use. Additional spaces house a large group work room and offices for the librarians.

Free access to the following Gale Databases: Biography in Context and Student Resources in Context on your smartphone or iPad!

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 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and on Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.


  • Students and faculty have access to two computers in the Connelly Library from which to access Destiny, our library catalog, the research databases, the Internet and ND email.
  • Students and faculty also have the use of a copier, a black and white printer, and a color printer.
  • The Connelly Library also contains a computer lab equipped with 25 work stations for student and faculty use, as well as a Smart Board.
  • Students may check out books for a period of two weeks, and books may be renewed once. Students are asked to check out no more than two titles at any one time.

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