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Something for Everyone

Everyone in the Phillips Academy community - students, faculty, staff, and their families - has a place in the OWHL. In addition to providing academic resources, we have a robust collection of fiction and nonfiction for pleasure reading, daily newspapers, magazines, and movies.

Children & Families

The Children's Section

Located on the main floor of the library, our children’s section has board books, picture books, and picture book biographies, family-friendly films, comfy chairs and toys. Thanks to an Abbot grant, this excellent collection includes many winners of the Newbery Award and the Caldecott Medal.

The Baby Book Program

The OWHL purchases a book in honor of each new baby born or adopted by a faculty or staff member of the Academy. These books include a special bookplate and are kept in the collection for the enjoyment of all.


The OWHL actively collects books and graphic novels for tween readers. The collection is located in the Freeman Room and ranges from early chapter books through middle grade reads.

Young Adults and Adults

The OWHL actively supports and promotes reading for pleasure, and collects literary and popular fiction and nonfiction for all young adults and adults on campus. In addition, a Graphic Novels collection lives in Freeman.

eBooks and Audiobooks

In addition to our print collection, eBooks and Audiobooks are available to all community members through OverDrive. This includes children's, tween, young adult, and adult books and audio, plus magazines.