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

“Tracks from the Stacks” Radio Program to Debut on WPEA

Drew Gatto, Academy Music Librarian
Drew Gatto, Academy Music Librarian

Music Librarian Drew Gatto is the host of a new radio program, “Tracks from the Stacks,” set to debut on Wednesday, January 16th from 1:00 until 2:00 pm on WPEA, the campus radio station.  The program will be broadcast during the same time each Wednesday for the duration of the winter and spring terms.

Tracks from the Stacks” will feature music from the CD collection held in the Academy Library. The show will be organized around the theme of “musical connections,” wherein all of the tracks played will relate to a single theme. Drew will provide brief explanations of these connections between tracks, and playlists (including information on how to find each featured CD in the Library) will be posted online for those who are interested in further exploring the music featured on a particular show.  In addition, Circulation Coordinator Marilyn Bott will create accessible displays in the Library so that patrons can easily find CDs used during the previous week’s program. The first show will feature a tribute to the Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr. in anticipation of the Academy-wide celebration of his birthday scheduled for Friday, January 18th.  

Drew welcomes suggestions for future programs and hopes that you’ll join him “on the air” this month!

Seniors Relax on the Library Terrace

Class of 2012
Class of 2012 Reading Time Capsules
Class of 2012 on Library Terrace
Enjoying the View from the 4th Floor

This year’s Seniors were allowed out on the Library’s terrace for the first time in many years. Academy Librarian, Gail Scanlon, invited all the participants in the Time Capsule Ceremony to come out on the terrace to enjoy the wonderful weather and admire the view from the 4th floor of the Library. Many of the Class of 2012 enjoyed the time to look through the time capsules they had crafted when they were in their first year at Exeter.

New Library Proctors Announced

Some of Our Fabulous Library Proctors

It’s time for our 2011/2012 Proctors to make way for the Library Proctors of 2012/2013.  We will definitely miss our class of 2012 and we wish them well with all of their new adventures!  The new faces in the Library will be :

  • Haley Baker
  • Emma Clarkson
  • Katrina Morris
  • Alexandra O’Keefe
  • Abbigail Ouellette
  • Sameer Panesar
  • Rachel Schneider
  • Sanam Shetty
  • Sarah Xiao
  • Carlin Zia

Be sure to stop by the Academy Library this fall term to say hello and welcome them to their new positions!

Read All About Our 2012 Lamont Poet

Marilyn Chin, our current Lamont Poet, will be presenting her work in the Assembly Hall Wednesday night at 7:30pm.  If you want to get a preview of her work check out these books we have in the Library at,%20marilyn .   If you’re on the Academy network, you can read some lines of her poetry right here:  or check out her website at

This event is open to the public and we hope to see you there!