Eleanor Duncan Sarratt Memorial Library

Lower School Library

The Eleanor Duncan Sarratt Memorial Library was developed with our youngest students in mind. While technological advances dictate an educational emphasis on learning and sharing information using technology, we understand that Lower School students must be introduced to these practices differently than their older counterparts. Students are introduced to different technologies beginning in Montessori through Form 5.

The Eleanor Duncan Sarratt Memorial Library is the hub of the Lower School, offering students, teachers, and parents a variety of specialized resources. The Collaboratory (our S.T.E.A.M.-based lab) offers daily hands-on activities that develop problem-solving skills and higher-level thinking skills.

iLearning Commons/Digital Resources

This iLearning Commons/Digital Resources page is specific to Saint Mary’s Hall. On this page, students, parents, and faculty can:

  • Access the online catalog to find thousands of print books, audio/visual resources, e-books, and other digital resources for every subject matter
  • Access the online catalog for award-winning books; both fiction and non-fiction
  • Access excellent, award-winning databases divided by subject area
  • Access coding and S.T.E.A.M.-related activities
  • Access Flipster magazines to read online

Collaboratory- Full S.T.E.A.M. Ahead

The Collaboratory is a S.T.E.A.M.-based learning lab located in the Lower School Library. Students use the Collaboratory not only during their library time, but also during scheduled classroom times.  Activities include robotics, movie-making, architectural and engineering activities designed to solve real-world problems, Lego and other S.T.E.A.M.-based activities. All activities are designed to support the classroom curriculum.

Traditional Resources

While technology continues to play a bigger and bigger role in the classroom, Saint Mary's Hall recognizes that younger students need access to traditional materials, as well as digital. With that in mind, the library houses more than 16,000 books and a variety of audio/visual resources.

Library Hours:

Monday – Friday
7:15am – 4pm

Contact

Linda Wells
Librarian & Instructional Technologist
lwells@smhall.org
(210) 483-9174


Angie Veale
Lower School
Library Associate

aveale@smhall.org
(210) 483-9178


Teri Bohlsen
Instructional Facilitator & Technologist
tbohlsen@smhall.org
(210) 483-9230