As a unique, independent academy, Pinkerton Academy's mission is to strive to ensure the growth of all students in a challenging, respectful, and collaborative environment. The Academy fosters a student-centered community with purposefully designed, interactive and relevant learning opportunities.

The librarian is Ms. Warburton and you can contact her by emailing [email protected]

Check out the number of books that you need and can keep track of.  We don’t have a hard limit on the number of books that you can take but we encourage you to only take the number that you can be responsible for.  


The posted time for the library to open is 6:40am but we are always open by 6:00am and you are welcome to come to the library then.  

The library closes at 3:30.  On occasion, the library will close earlier for meetings.  We post those early closings on the website and on the door of the library.  

Media Center

The Media Center is open from 6:45 to 2:10.  

The Media Center is a space that only freshman can use during their study period. Anyone can go in to check out a book from the Media Center but only freshman can check in to use the Media Center during their study.

You can search the Pinkerton Online Catalog for the books that we have at the library.  Once you have the call number, we can lead you to the right place for that call number.  

The library and Media Center can be used during a student’s study period if the student has their student ID and a library pass from a subject teacher.  If the student has an A period study, the student first checks in at the Period A class and then can proceed to the library or Media Center.  For all other periods, the student can go directly to the library or Media Center.  If a student only need a brief use of the library, a student can get a green pass from their study teacher to come use the library and then return to their study.

Students in Grades 10-12 may use the library during their lunch only if they do not have any scheduled study periods.  If there are extraordinary circumstances, please talk to the head librarian for extra permissions.  Freshmen may not go to the Media Center or library during their lunch.  

The best place to start is at the research guide for Senior Essays and also this list of the new books that we’ve added with good topics for this senior essay.  As always, you can ask for help at the library or email the librarian at [email protected].  

The best place to start is at the research guide for Junior Essays. That research guide will guide you to resources to help you choose a topic, find a book on your topic, and search databases for articles on your topic.  As always, you can ask for help at the library or email the librarian at [email protected].

By contract, we can’t post the passwords on publicly accessible sites.  You can get those passwords on the library’s page on Aspen or by emailing [email protected]

Google is awesome but it is an index rather than a database.  That means that Google has no control over the content that it is indexing and therefore there is no guarantee as to the reliability of the sources that you are seeing with a google search.  When you are conducting school research, it is easier to find reliable sources when you use the library databases.  The quality of the content in the library databases is controlled and more reliable.  You can use this guide learn more about the differences between library databases and Google.  

When you are checked into the library during the school day, you can use your phone for work or music.  Before and after school you can use your phone for other things, just no talking on the phone in the library.  

Yes, we do have librarians working through the summer and they can help you exchange books.  Most days during the summer the door remains locked even though there is someone working inside.  To be sure you can get in, you can call 603.437.5200 x1146 or email us at [email protected].  We'll be happy to help you if you let us know you will be visiting.