Library Learning Commons

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Community Read

Visit our Pingree Reads website for mission and goals, previous programs, and our yearly process.

New York Times

To create your own digital subscription via Pingree:
  • Go to this website:
  • Click the big blue Create Account button.
  • Enter your email address and your password.
  • Check your email for a validation email.

To renew (must be done once a year), follow the same steps but instead of clicking on Create Account, you'll want to click on: "Already have an account? Log in here."


Use the name username and password as you use to sign into your computer.

Use our Overdrive collection to read eBooks or listen to audiobooks on any device including smartphones, tablets, and computers.

Student login: Use the username that you use to sign into your computer and your Wifi password.

Faculty/Staff login: Use the same username and password that you use to sign into your computer.

Research Resources

Visit Research Resources for a list of links to research tools, databases, books, and much more. Or try Pingree Super Search below for one-stop shopping!


Visit our WeVideo and Green Screen slideshow for video production tips and a green screen tutorial.


Faculty and staff may schedule workshops to be held in the classroom or in one of our Learning Commons spaces. Workshops include:

  • “Advanced Research Methods”
  • “Audio and Video Editing”
  • “Banned Books and Intellectual Freedom”
  • “Canva and How to Create Infographics and Posters”
  • “Fake News and Evaluating Information”
  • “Research 101”
  • “Virtual Reality with Google Cardboard”
  • “What to Read Next?”

Pingree Super Search

Pingree Super Search is a powerful tool that makes research more targeted and efficient by allowing navigation of books, articles, databases, and digital content in a single search.

Frequently Asked Questions

How are research and information skills taught?

Students have many opportunities to develop research and information skills. All 9th grade students focus on Media Literacy as part of Community Education which reinforces the critical thinking skills needed to evaluate and identify credible sources, and introduces students to the various technological tools and resources available at Pingree. Advanced research method workshops are held for 10th, 11th, and 12th graders throughout the year as students prepare for longer and more in-depth research projects.

Some schools only offer digital resources. Do you still offer materials in print?

At Pingree School, we recognize that technology is a valuable tool for research, although it is not the only means of reliable and relevant information. There are nearly 10,000 books in our own collection and over 250,000 books are available to borrow through our interlibrary loan system in which multiple local independent school libraries participate. We also have eBooks and audiobooks available.

How do you help students to avoid plagiarism?

Pingree School strongly encourages all students to use The Everyday Writer as a resource for citing sources. All students develop bibliographies and either parenthetical citations or footnotes, according to the style guide of a given department (ex. MLA, Chicago, APA). Students will need to have familiarity with all formats for college and we believe it is vital to uphold academic honesty and respect intellectual property by giving due credit.

Do you have databases such as EBSCO and JSTOR?

Yes! Students have access to multiple, trusted sources of academic content including EBSCO, JSTOR, and the Oxford English Dictionary.

Director: Meg O'Neill

Hours: 7:30am-5:30pm

Our mission is to empower students to think critically, to encourage a love of learning, and to provide innovative, inclusive resources, facilities, and programs to support our community.

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