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

Engelhard Family Library (US)

US Library

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, and 50 subscriptions to newspapers, magazines, and journals, our librarians play a critical role in supporting the school curriculum and advancing the use of technology in the classroom, all while assisting students to become independent learners.


"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.


We now have a large selection of ebooks available for download. To view the collection, click here.