About St. Thomas More Library

The St. Thomas More Library serves the students, faculty and the monastic and lay community at Portsmouth Abbey School. Its collection of books, periodicals, non-print and on-line resource materials supports the liberal arts curriculum of the School and provides recreational reading for all members of the community.

It is our goal to promote reading and research for knowledge and pleasure as well as to teach the necessary information-gathering skills which students will need to become life-long learners. The library is open every day when the School is in regular session. It is an attractive and spacious campus location for quiet study, research and pleasure reading. Although the library is not open to the public, special arrangements to use or borrow an item from our collection can be made with the library director. Our students can use Interlibrary Loan from another library by filling out our pre-printed form and requesting the item through the library director. Our loan period is three weeks and it is the same for materials we loan to other libraries through Interlibrary Loan.

Library Hours:

Monday-Friday:  8:15am -5:00 pm; 7:30- 10:00 pm  
Saturday: 8:15am-12:30pm
Sunday: 3:00-5:30pm; 7:30pm-10:00 pm

Open: 8:15am-10:00 pm during exam periods

Closed: 5:00pm-7:30pm Fall, Winter and Spring terms, unless otherwise noted