Tatnall's three libraries are a vital part of the student experience. In addition to serving as important instructional and study centers, the libraries help to foster a lifelong love of reading and provide our students with the tools and technological resources needed to navigate our information-driven world.The Conner Library – Early Childhood
The Conner Library plays an important role in the life of Tatnall's Early Childhood Division. The libraries collection of fiction and nonfiction books not only support but enhance, the Early Childhood curriculum and encourage an early love of reading, as well as an interest in a wide variety of topics.
Students visit the Early Childhood's automated 2,000 volume age-appropriate library once a week. In listening to stories, reading, checking out books and making library-related crafts, each child has countless opportunities to develop a passion for reading that will last a lifetime. The Sedgely Library – Lower School
The Sedgely Library serves Tatnall's Lower School students, faculty, and parents. Students regularly visit the library with their classes and are encouraged to drop in during the day to exchange books. The age-appropriate collection includes approximately 11,000 volumes appealing to eager young readers for both pleasure reading and research.
The library catalog is also fully automated. The library's networked computers allow students to search the catalog and complete supervised web searches for classroom and library research projects. Database access is provided through the University of Delaware with both on-campus and remote access.
The Ederic Library – Middle & Upper School
The Ederic Library supports the curriculum of Tatnall's Middle and Upper Schools and focuses on providing information on literacy instruction, teaching research skills with content area specialists, promoting reading for pleasure and encouraging lifelong learning.
The Ederic Library is staffed by a full time librarian who oversees the collection and the facility. There are 17 networked Apple computers distributed throughout the main floor of the library. There are also 4 private rooms available for individual study, small group work, or meetings. Three of these rooms were recently updated with new furniture, a flat screen television that connects to a laptop computer for student collaboration, large whiteboards, and soundproof panels. In addition to the collection of over 10,000 books, DVDs, reference materials and periodicals, the library also hosts numerous databases for academic research.