An independent K-12 school on a beautiful wooded campus, 3 miles from Washington, DC

Engelhard Family Library (US)

Welcome to the Engelhard Upper School Library. The goal of the library is to provide a welcoming space for the Potomac community to collaborate, create, and learn and to ensure that all students, faculty, and staff have the skills and opportunity to access, read, and evaluate print and electronic materials.

As an integral part of the instructional program, the library is dedicated to providing the Potomac School community with the best possible resources and services. With over 9,000 titles, numerous online databases, 50 subscriptions to newspapers, magazines, and journals, the librarians play a critical role in supporting the school curriculum and advancing the use of technology in the classroom, while assisting students to become independent learners.

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"March: Book Three" Wins Printz Award

"March: Book Three," created by John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, and Nate Powell, has won the 2017 Printz Award. Read more here. This book is available in the library as is a Printz honor book (The Sun is Also a Star) and two Stonewall honor books (When the Moon Was Ours and If I Was Your Girl).

Paul Beatty Wins Man Booker Prize for The Sellout

Paul Beatty is the first American to win the Man Booker Prize for his novel The Sellout. The novel deals with heavy topics such as race and politics with "an absolutely savage wit" according to the chair of the judges, Amanda Foreman. The Sellout is available in the Upper School Library.

Prose Party

We'll be celebrating the first Prose Party of the year next Tuesday during conference block in the library classroom. Come talk about what you are reading, find something great to read next, and enjoy some treats. Please join in on the fun!



We now have a large selection of E-Books available to download. To view the collection, click here.