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Haverford's libraries provide the resources and materials to develop passions, expand knowledge, and discover new ways of looking at the world.

I think the health of our civilization, the depth of our awareness about the underpinnings of our culture and our concern for the future can all be tested by how well we support our libraries.

—Carl Sagan

Facilities and Resources

The Severinghaus and Tabas Libraries create a positive learning environment. Comfortable seating and shared tables promote cooperation and collaboration. 

The libraries provide the following services and resources:

  • 30,000+ books, audiobooks, DVDs, journals, and e-books
  • Calculators, headphones, and Chromebooks
  • More than a dozen research databases
  • Multi-media tools
  • Games of skill, jigsaw puzzles, and maker tools

Explore the Lower School library curriculum

Instructional Partnering and Curriculum Support

With a sharp focus on developing useful habits of mind and 21st century skills in our students, librarians partner with classroom teachers to develop learning opportunities that cultivate critical thinking in the maturing mind. They provide access to and instruction in the use of a variety of learning tools, curated for optimal student success. These include:

  • One-on-one research coaching (for both students and faculty)
  • Professional learning opportunities


Middle and Upper School

Severinghaus Library

Mon-Fri, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
610-642-3020, x1260

Lower School

Tabas Library

Mon-Fri, 8 a.m. to 3:15 p.m.
610-642-3020, ext. 1236

Upper School library at Haverford School