Access to Library E-Resources From Off-Campus is Changing….

Starting on December 3rd, this is the view Phillips Exeter Academy faculty, staff and students will have when they try to access the library’s e-resources from home.  Just navigate to the Library website ( ,) click on the “E-Resources” link in the lower left column or go the the “Find Articles” search tab.  If you are anywhere outside the Academy network you will receive the screen pictured below after you click on your desired title.  Just enter your regular Phillips Exeter Academy network username/password and you will have full-text access to all of our databases, e-journals and e-books from anywhere you have internet access.  The downloading of Citrix will no longer be necessary. If you have any questions or comments please contact the Library Systems Coordinator/ Reference Librarian, Melinda Dolan (


2013 Bennett Fellow Reading in the Library

Molly Bashaw, Bennett Fellow
Molly Bashaw, Bennett Fellow

Phillips Exeter Academy’s 2013 Bennett Fellow, Molly Bashaw, will perform a reading of her work on May 7th in the Library’s Periodicals Room at 7pm.

Molly Bashaw grew up on small farms in Massachusetts and Upstate New York. She holds degrees in Music Performance from the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, NY, and the Staatliche Hochschule für Musik in Trossingen, Germany, in addition to a degree in English from the University of Rochester. For the last twelve years she has been living and working as a freelance bass-trombonist in Germany. Her poetry has appeared recently in Beloit Poetry Journal, and Crazyhorse, where it was awarded the 2011 Lynda Hull Memorial Award. Molly will be attending the Breadloaf Writer’s Conference in August on a work-study scholarship.  Please join us to hear her perform her work!


Community Action Day in the Library

John Phillips would have been very pleased to see our Library yesterday. 

Ten students and one faculty member, Eimer Page, worked in the library dusting the shelves as their Community Action Day project.  Most of the shelves on the upper floors were dusted, and all of the shelves in the Academy Archives.  The following quote, for the original Deed of Gift for the Academy, clearly outlines John Phillips’ expectations that were fulfilled during yesterday’s Community Action Day. The students did not procure material for the Library, but they sure made it a better place to be.   

           Quote from the Deed of Gift                             

“They are to give special attention to the health of the scholars, and ever to urge the importance of an habit of industry. For these purposes they may encourage the scholars to perform some manual labor, such as gardening, or the like, so far as is consistent with cleanliness and the inclination of their parents; and the fruit of their labor shall be applied, at the direction of the trustees, for procuring a library, or in some other way increasing the usefulness of this Seminary.”

Quote from the Deed of Gift