Committed to the principles of intellectual freedom, our libraries maintain more than 25,000 resources that acquaint students with diverse cultures, perspectives, experiences, and ideas.

Key School is home to three distinct libraries, each specifically dedicated to the Division(s) it serves. 

In addition to printed books, students and faculty have access to many eBooks and Audiobooks via Overdrive, using the Sora App.

Our dynamic libraries are a hub for student activity hosting a variety of events for students such as the Black-Eyed Susan Voting celebration, “Indie Reading” time, the African-American Read-In, and Winter Book Bash.



Manse Library

The warm and welcoming Manse Library serves the First and Lower Schools. A vibrant library program teaches students to become both effective researchers and discriminating readers. A 6,000-plus volume collection includes books and materials that inform, enchant, and inspire our youngest students from Key-Wee through 4th grade.


Your Librarians 

Carol Mahoney

Library Department Head

Lydia Crooks



Ford K. Brown Library

The Ford K. Brown Library serves the academic and recreational needs of our Middle School community. In conjunction with our Upper School Library, a collection of more than 17,000 books is available. Print, online and audio-visual materials have been carefully selected to support curricular objectives, promote literacy, and stimulate the imagination of students in grades 5-8. 

Your Librarian 

Laurel Lennon


Upper School Library

The US Library serves students in developing research skills that allows them to be confident and critical thinkers. In addition to its print materials, the Upper School Library offers students digital access to a large number of primary source documents and resources in support of the Upper School Humanities curriculum. The Library also provides diverse spaces for activities that reflect the range of intellectual and social pursuits of our Upper School community of students in grades 9-12.

Interior photo with students seated at round tables in the newly renovated Science and Library Center

Your Librarian 

Gabrielle Bruestle


Each Library at Key seeks to infuse a love of reading in the students they serve, with an overall goal of promoting a community of active readers and thinkers. The collections and services of Key School libraries work in support of the School's Mission.