The Mary Hutton Biddle Library, used by the Middle and Upper School community, provides a space for students to feed their natural intellectual curiosity and nurture a love of reading. It is an inviting space for independent and group work and a center for teaching research as a collaborative endeavor. The library provides an extensive collection of print and online resources, all of which are used in developing advanced research and information literacy skills. The library program seeks to provide students with the skills needed to be critical users and creators of knowledge. Further information about the Mary Hutton Biddle Library is available here.
The goal of the Lower School Library program is to encourage our students to see themselves as readers and lovers of books, and build lifelong reading habits. The library program strives to teach our students to be ethical, thoughtful producers and consumers of information obtained from a variety of formats. The librarian and classroom teachers plan collaboratively, so students are learning information literacy skills that are woven into their classroom research projects. In our library, you will see students reading books in cozy spaces, creating digital projects, coding with robots, or searching databases for information. The Lower School library is a place for thinking, doing and dreaming. For access to Lower School Summer Reading lists, online resources, and much more click here.
The Archives collects, maintains and provides access to materials relating to the people and history of Westtown School. Students and faculty in all three divisions use the archives for research, with the assistance of trained and experienced archivists.