The Phinny Library is located on the first floor of the Centennial Building in the academic center of the School. The natural light, wood paneling and panoramic views to the outside provide a warm and inviting space to study, type a paper or to read a book or magazine. There are study carrels and tables scattered throughout the library as well as four small study rooms that are available for student use. The collection includes approximately 25,000 volumes and 120 magazine subscriptions. There are a dozen computers available to students and faculty. These computers are all wired to the School's network and include full Internet and e-mail capability. There are also ports throughout the library where students are able to access the School's network with their own computers. Wireless service is also available throughout the Centennial Building.
The library staff includes a full-time librarian and a number of part-time assistants. There is always someone available to assist students in use of the library collection as well as providing guidance in research techniques for course assignments. The library is open throughout the academic day as well as during study hours and on Sunday afternoon.
Phinny Library On-line Reference Sources
The Phinny Library OnLine Catalogue:
The Library subscribes to the following on-line reference sources:
- Connecticut Digital Library - The Connecticut Digital Library (iCONN) includes indexes to magazines, books, and newspapers for all ages in a number of separate databases. It also has a database to photographs as well as links to other web reference sources. Also included in this site is a link to catalogs of libraries throughout Connecticut. iCONN is provided by the Connecticut State Library.
- New York Times Historical Reference - Historical Newspapers is a database of the New York Times from 1851 and covers up to 3 years ago
- National Geographic