Located immediately past the circulation desk, the Hager Reading Room serves as a quiet sanctuary within the library, which can, at times, be buzzing with activity. The room holds two large oak tables with installed lamps, as well as 4 plush leather chairs and a coffee table. This room functions as a reading room during daytime hours, and a silent reading room during Evening Quiet Hours.
Located on the 2nd floor of the library, the Periodical Area displays all of the Lenfest Library's periodical subscriptions. An inviting space for leisure reading, research, and studying, this area features several plush reading chairs as well as two large oak reading tables with installed lamps.
The fourth floor of the library serves as the Research Commons, an area in which a whole class will be able to gather and conduct research. This open-concept area features custom high-top tables, a recently revamped reference section, free copier, a digital display, and a new computer bar. The Research Commons will enhance the student experience by connecting technology and print media across the curriculum.
Named for Ernest Staley, long-time faculty member and the Academy’s first archivist, the Academy Archives are located in the climate controlled facility on the first floor of Lenfest Hall. The mission of the archives is to collect and preserve materials relating the Academy and its history, the Board of Regents, academic and extracurricular programs, the students and alumni. The archives can be contacted by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 717-328-6171.
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Founded in 1893 in the heart of Pennsylvania and the Mid-Atlantic, Mercersburg is a private, coed, college preparatory boarding school with approximately 440 students (15 percent are day), grades 9-12 and postgraduate.
We offer 170 courses, including AP and Honors, more than $6 million in financial aid, 26 varsity sports, and a state-of-the-art performing and visual arts center. Located 90 minutes from Washington, D.C., and Baltimore, and within easy driving distance to New York City, Philadelphia, and Pittsburgh. 300 East Seminary Street, Mercersburg PA 17236 717-328-6173