From the beginning, Nightingale girls develop a love of reading and the written word.

The Lower School library anchors the eastern end of the Lower School floor. With its inviting design and ample natural light, the space encourages girls to settle in and discover the joy of reading, with cozy spots to curl up with a book and welcoming spaces for collaborative work and class activities. As Lower School girls progress from learning to read to reading to learn, they are taught research skills and begin to navigate both physical and electronic resources in their search for information.

For Middle and Upper School girls, the Joan Stitt McMenamin Library serves as a central area for study, collaboration, and learning. With tens of thousands of physical volumes and access to millions more through electronic means, the library provides countless resources for students and is a vital part of the Nightingale educational experience.