8:00 am - 4:00 pm, weekdays during the academic year
Phone 440.423.2031

Starting with preschool, students are guided in selecting books to check out during weekly scheduled library times, during free times or before or after school. Library classes are an instructional time for students to learn skills to support their research, explore various genres of literature, and work on shared projects around themes. Students may come to the Library at any time between class visits to exchange books for new selections.

Special Events
Each year under the management of Hawken's Families Association a book fair is held to support the Visiting Author Fund. Money raised goes directly to sponsoring an author’s daylong visit to campus. Authors share, through discussion and presentation their writing/reading experiences with students. Students in grades K-8 participate in the program. Through the Visiting Author Program, Hawken has hosted such notable writers and illustrators as Rosemary Wells, Andrea Davis Pinkney, Sharon Draper, and Patricia Polacco.

7:30 am - 4:30 pm, weekdays during the academic year
Phone 440.423.2038

Centrally located between the Tech Help Center, The Writing Center, and the Learning Center, the Learning Commons is a place for group collaboration, quiet study, relaxing, and discovering resources that empower students to meet their research goals. The Upper School print collection is distributed throughout the school by subject matter. The performing arts collection is in the performing arts hallway, the science collection is in the science commons, etc. If students want to use a book, they can take it at any time and return it to the main desk when they are finished.

The librarian is happy to offer research assistance whenever requested. You can set up an appointment by emailing, or by stopping by the commons anytime for help.

By using this catalog link, students can search for items in the Hawken Upper School Library through InfoOHio.

Gates Mills Library Resources
The library home page contains over 50 course-specific Libguides which contain targeted research materials appropriate to each class. There are also databases from Gale, JSTORE, and InfOhio on a variety of subjects.

Please refer to the Acceptable Use Policy in The Student/Parent Handbook for rules governing computer use in the library.
An independent, coeducational, college preparatory day school, toddler through grade 12

Early Childhood, Lower, and Middle Schools, 5000 Clubside Rd, Lyndhurst, OH 44124
Birchwood School of Hawken, 4400 West 140th Street, Cleveland, OH 44135 

Upper School, PO Box 8002 (12465 County Line Rd), Gates Mills, OH 44040
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