Marrs and Verna McLean Library Complex

Upper School Library

As students transition into the Middle and Upper Schools at Saint Mary’s Hall, the Marrs and Verna McLean Library Complex becomes their new home for research, information gathering, and learning. Saint Mary's Hall recognizes that today's world we live in requires innovative and creative technology to help students learn. We provide students with the latest technologies, giving them the tools they need to stay at the top of their class.

The Marrs and Verna McLean Library provides the following resources to students, faculty, and parents:

iLearning Commons

The most robust resource available to students and faculty in the Middle and Upper Schools is access to iLearning Commons (digital commons).

This one-stop-shop provides a vast array of digital access points and resources that can be accessed at any time, from any place with an internet connection.

Digital commons provides experiences akin to what students will experience in a university library setting.

In the Marrs and Verna McLean Library Complex, students use the iLearning Commons to access:

  • More than 50 major databases
  • Important research tools and help
  • Summer reading information

Databases

Students have access to a diverse set of powerful and robust databases for research projects in all subjects. These databases and research tools are searchable by keyword or subject, providing students easy access to a wealth of data, research studies, scholarly articles, and much more.

Digital Resources

With so many rapid changes in technology, it’s no surprise that students today learn differently than students 10 or even 20 years ago. Today’s students have a significant amount of digital resources available to them on a regular basis. Some of those resources include:

  • Two satellite feeds with plasma displays for immediate world-wide news coverage
  • Forty computer stations
  • Wi-Fi connectivity for both PC and Mac platforms
  • 12,000 eBooks for research and reference material

Traditional Resources

Although trends in today's modern libraries lean toward the technological advances of our age, students and faculty still have access to traditional learning and research with the more than 14,000 books, 54 periodicals, and 600 audio/visual resources available.

Library Hours:

Monday – Thursday
7am - 6pm

Friday
7am – 5pm

Contact

Barbara Bertoldo
Director of Instructional
Technology & Libraries

bbertoldo@smhall.org
(210) 483-9103

Gerri Walls
Library Paraprofessional
gwalls@smhall.org
(210) 483-9260