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Nathaniel P. Hill Memorial Library

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Monday 8 am - 10 pm
Tuesday 8 am - 10 pm
Wednesday 8 am - 10 pm
Thursday 8 am - 10 pm
Friday 8 am - 10 pm
Saturday 8 am - 12 pm
Sunday 2 pm - 10 pm

March Break:

  • Thursday 3/9: 8am - 4pm
  • Friday 3/10 - Wed 3/29: Closed
  • Thursday 3/30: resume regular hours

The Nathaniel P. Hill Memorial Library is not open to the general public, but materials may be requested by Ocean State Libraries patrons.

Circulation Desk

Laura Hooper, Director of Library Services 

Kate Fox, Associate Director of Library Services & Archives 

Valerie Simpson, Archivist

Jessica Stachelhaus, Public Services Assistant

Kathleen McCoombs, Public Services Assistant

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Search for books, ebooks, and movies available through the St. George's library and the public library system.

Use these databases to start your research and gather background information on topics of interest.


Attention, day students! Off-campus access usernames and passwords to library databases can be found here (must be logged into your SG Google account to view).

Access all of the library's research databases through the A-Z Databases list:

Attention, day students! Off-campus access usernames and passwords to library databases can be found here (must be logged into your SG Google account to view).

To access free ebooks, audiobooks, and streaming music and movies through eZone:

  1. Browse or Search for materials on OSL Ezone, or download the Libby app for free to your mobile device.  NOTE: When setting up the app, under library name enter "Ocean State Libraries", then enter your library barcode and PIN.
  2. When you have located an available item, click on "Borrow" or "Place a Hold". This will prompt you to sign in (if you aren't already). 
  3. Click "Borrow". This will check the item out to you and take you to your "Bookshelf" where you can download the title or read it in your browser.
  4. Download the materials by selecting a format from the dropdown box, and then following the prompts that appear. Kindle users will be taken to sign in to their Amazon account and then download from there.
  5. For more detailed instructions for all types of devices, visit Libby | Help or ask a librarian.


Magazines in the Library:

Come in and browse the collection today! All back issues are available for check out.

Digital magazines are available through Flipster

Newspapers in the Library:

The library provides campus-wide digital access to The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal, as well as database access to additional newspapers listed below.

Women's History Month Spotlight


When Emily Diman retired in 1928, the faculty gave her a beautiful silver tea tray, which she bequeathed to her goddaughter, Elizabeth Wheeler, who then donated it back to SG in 1975. It lives in the archives and it's inscribed in lovely engraved lettering at the center:

Dux femina facti
Emily Diman
St. George's School 1896-1928
From her friends of the Faculty

A few years ago, I asked for a translation of the Latin from Dr. Patricia Moss who was the department head at the time. She explained that "Dux femina facti" is super famous among Latinists and that it describes Dido when she fled her native Phoenicia, gathered a group of tyrant-haters to go with her, made her way to North Africa, and founded Carthage. "A woman is the leader of the deed" is the literal translation. Dux stresses her leadership, transformation, resilience, and courage; facti stresses her concrete accomplishment. A little later, Dido was compared to the virgin goddess Diana leading a large chorus of mountain nymphs along a mountain ridge; Diana is described as inspiring, happy, a leader, an independent and free spirit, and a towering figure--so this is Dido at the pinnacle of her life. Emily, by the way, was fondly remembered for (among many other things) reading stories out loud to the younger students in the evenings, sharing with them her love of stories and literature.

-Mrs. Simpson, St. George's School archivist


The Red and White headline announcing the retirement gift



The tea tray inscription. 

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For Archives & Special Collections assistance, please contact Archivist Val Simpson.

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