Schauffler Library contains multitudes.

The library is a place that collects and houses physical books, periodicals, and media—and a portal to extensive online holdings, including research databases, periodicals, e-books, and streaming media.

The library is a place for quiet, private study and reflection—and a bustling hub for creating knowledge using old and new technologies.

Librarians work with faculty to help students learn to locate, evaluate, and cite scholarly information in all formats. Librarians also build a well-rounded collection (with extensive input from the community) to support recreational reading and personal exploration.

The Archives, housed in the library, bring together a living collection of materials relating to the history of NMH since its beginning in 1879. Frequent users of the archives include NMH classes, alumni and their families, NMH offices, and outside researchers.

At any given time, students in the library might be:

  • Researching a 19th century German painter, the Trail of Tears, or alternative energy sources
  • Working with a librarian on citations and bibliographies
  • Getting help creating a multimedia presentation or using Google Apps
  • Thumbing through issues of the school newspaper from 1917
  • Borrowing a phone or computer charger
  • Enjoying a snack or a quick game of chess
  • Browsing the latest issues of magazines while waiting for a study group
  • Working as a circulation assistant, technology aide, or study hall monitor
  • Finding a quiet moment to recharge and re-center

Our Mission

The mission of Schauffler Library is to support and stimulate the educational environment of the school and inspire the community. The library's staff, facilities, technology, and collections promote the personal and intellectual growth of each community member and NMH's mission of education for the head, heart, and hand.

Schauffler by the Numbers (as of June 3, 2015; numbers for 2014-2015 school year unless otherwise noted)

  • Individual visits to the library: 59,500
  • Classes visiting the library: 760
  • Library instruction sessions taught: 158
  • Items borrowed: 7,600
  • Hours open per week: 80.75
  • Print books: 35,000+
  • E-books: 140,000+
  • Print periodical subscriptions: 75
  • Database subscriptions: 100+
  • DVDs: 2250
  • Streaming video titles: 17,000

Hours (academic year)

Monday to Thursday: 7:45 am–10:15 pm
Friday: 7:45 am–5 pm
Saturday: 11 am–4 pm
Sunday: 1 pm–9:30 pm

For summer school hours, please call 413-498-3484.

Phone: 413-498-3484