Welcome to the Oliver Wendell Holmes Library, known as the OWHL! This Guide will introduce you to your library and the multitude of resources available to you.
The OWHL librarians are here to help with all of your research needs throughout your time at Andover. Though we may not be able to meet with you in person right now, we are eager to connect and invite you to contact us with questions any time you need assistance. Whether you will be attending classes online or face-to-face, we will be here to support you along the way!
You may access any of the OWHL's subscription databases & E-Books while off campus (with a few exceptions).
In order to do this, you must have the following:
When you try to use a subscription database or an E-Book while off campus, you will see a screen that looks like this:
Your "Library Card Number or Username" is your BlueCard/ID number. The "Password or PIN" is that 4-digit PIN.
You can simply chat us to reset your PIN at any time.
Need a Memorial Hall library card? Fill out the form and include that you are a PA student and your class year in the address field as well as your PA address AND home address. Memorial Hall will then send you your card!
The Boston Public Library, BPL, supports the research and reading pleasure of all Massachusetts residents. While a student at Phillips Academy you can register for an electronic library card from the BPL that will give you access to databases not subscribed to by PA. To register for an eCard from an international location, please contact an OWHL Librarian.
A librarian is here to answer any of your research questions! Chat with us by filling out the form below and include your question. If we are closed you can still submit your question and we will respond the next time we are open.