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Nathaniel P. Hill Memorial Library

Library Instruction

Library Instruction Mission:

The St. George's Library seeks to support the students and faculty in their academic research assignments by offering instruction to build the information literacy skills needed to effectively recognize when information is needed and have the ability to locate, evaluate, and use effectively the needed information.

Through library instruction classes, students will learn to:

  • Determine the extent of information needed;
  • Access the needed information effectively and efficiently;
  • Evaluate information and its sources critically;
  • Incorporate selected information into one’s knowledge base;
  • Use information effectively to accomplish a specific purpose;
  • Understand the economic, legal, and social issues surrounding the use of information, and access and use information ethically and legally.

Contact Us

Regular School Year Library Hours:
Monday - Friday: 8AM - 10PM
Saturday: 8AM - Noon
Sunday  Noon - 10PM

Library Main Desk:
401-842-6691 and 401-842-6772

Email:
library@stgeorges.edu

Mailing Address:
Nathaniel P. Hill Memorial Library
St. George's School
372 Purgatory Road
Middletown, RI 02842

Library Staff:

Library Mission

The Nathaniel P. Hill Library serves as a vital center of campus intellectual life. It supports the academic program by providing outstanding services, resources, and facilities for research and study. The library also advances the broader educational mission of the school by awakening interest in a broad range of ideas, by inspiring a love of learning and scholarship, by ensuring that students and faculty are effective users of ideas and information and by providing spaces where all members of the school community can explore multiple curiosities about their world.

Library Policies on Clientele & Services

Clientele:

The students, faculty & staff, and families of faculty & staff at St. George’s School are our first priority. Trustees, Alumni, and parents of St. George’s students are our second priority. Ocean State Libraries/LORI patrons are our third priority.

Access to services:

First and second priority users may access the library collection, spaces, and services during the hours we are open. The Archives has limited hours, and use of those collections is by appointment only, as scheduled with the archivist. 

Due to security concerns on our school campus, the library is not open for third and fourth priority clientele to visit in person.

Third priority clientele may borrow circulating materials through Ocean State Libraries and OLIS/LORI interlibrary loan.  Circulating materials are defined as Adult Fiction, Adult Non-Fiction, Graphic Novels and Adult DVDs. New Books and New DVDS are for local school-campus use only. Due to our status as a school library in which our primary focus is the support of the school’s academic curriculum and the educational needs of our first priority clientele, Reference Books, juvenile materials, Reserve materials, and Archives & Special Collections materials are not available for interlibrary loan.

Interlibrary Loan Policy

Hill Library complies with the LORI Interlibrary Loan Code.

Circulating materials may be loaned to third and fourth priority clientele under the following criteria:

  • Loan Periods for OSL patrons (3rd priority):
    • Books loaned within OSL: 3 weeks with 2 renewals possible barring any holds or recalls. No late fees.
    • DVDs loaned within OSL: 1 week with 2 renewals possible barring any holds or recalls. No late fees.
    • DVD series loaned within OSL: 3 weeks with 2 renewals possible barring any holds or recalls. No late fees.
  • Third priority patrons are responsible for all damage or replacement costs according to the price set in the item’s catalog record. ‚Äč
    • OSL Patrons (third priority) may pay these costs online through the OSL website or to any public library in RI.
  • All patron information and requests are confidential, and interlibrary loan requests will be processed within 3 business days (defined as days on which the library is open for service, excluding weekends and holidays).
  • Hill Library has the discretion of deciding in individual instances whether a specific item can be provided for interlibrary loan.

All members of the Ocean States Libraries Public Library consortium have free access to library materials from all over the state.

To request a book or movie:

  • 1. Search for the title or author in the OSL Library Catalog (below)
  • 2. If the item is available click on "Request It".
  • 3. Enter your library barcode and PIN (or contact the librarians for assistance).
  • 4. Choose your pickup location (St. George's School).
  • 5. Your item will arrive in approximately 1 week and you will receive an email notification.

NOTE:  If you cannot find desired materials in the Ocean State Libraries catalog, we can attempt to locate the materials at the college level.  Please email library@stgeorges.edu requesting the article or book, including as much information about the item as possible.

Search the library catalog to locate books and movies at St. George's Library and other public libraries in RI. Use the location facet to limit results to only materials available at St. George's library.

SG Community Circulation Policies

Who May Use the Library:

The library is open to any member of the St. George's community including faculty, staff, students and families. Outside users may only borrow materials through interlibrary loan. For safety reasons the library is not open to outside visitors.


SG Community - Borrowing Materials:
All materials must be checked out at the main desk or through the self-checkout kiosk. Materials should be returned by SG patrons at the main desk bookdrop or in the bookdrop outside the Eccles-side entrance. Patrons who fail to return an item by the designated due date will receive several overdue reminder emails, before finally being charged the full replacement price for an unreturned/damaged item.

Material: 

Loan Period:

Books   

3 weeks

DVDs   

DVD Series   

1 week

3 weeks

Reserve Materials

Must be used in the library during the day. May be checked out overnight after 8:00 PM. Materials must be returned by 9:00 AM the following day. (SG patrons only)

Reference Materials & Periodicals    

Must remain in the library. Some back issues of magazines may be checked out for class use with permission of the library staff. (SG patrons only)

Cords, Chargers, Headphones     

Library Use Only (SG patrons only)

Portable DVD Players   

1 week (SG patrons only)

 

OSL Patron Circulation Policies

Who May Use the Library:

The library is open to any member of the St. George's community including faculty, staff, students and families. Outside users, including OSL Patrons, may only borrow materials through interlibrary loan. For safety reasons the library is not open to outside visitors.

OSL Patrons - Borrowing Materials:

The following materials may be requested and borrowed through interlibrary loan. As a school library, we are not open to outside visitors. Please check-out and return SG items to your home library.  Patrons who fail to return an item by the designated due date will receive several overdue reminder emails, before finally being charged the full replacement price for an unreturned/damaged item.

Material:  Loan Period:

Adult Fiction, Non-Fiction & Graphic Novels

3 weeks

Adult DVDs      

DVD Series

1 week

3 weeks