"We prepare students to engage in the world that is and to help bring about a world that ought to be."


The Friends Seminary Library program supports the mission of the School by providing a welcoming environment where the Quaker values of peace and study inform the pursuit of knowledge through reading, writing and research.
The Library space encompasses a Main Reading Room, Study Alcoves, a Periodical Room, an Archive Room, Study Alcoves and a Lower School wing.

A collection of print and digital materials including books, databases, and an enhanced book catalog support reading, classroom-related research projects, reading for pleasure, and the development of information fluency.  

Librarians work with classroom teachers and technology integrators to help students acquire information skills that emphasize critical thinking and creativity in a variety of media formats.

Eating and drinking are not allowed in the Library.

Library Resources

List of 2 frequently asked questions.


Grades 5-6: 
Monday - Thursday
7:30 AM - 3:15 PM (or until 6:00 PM with parent, guardian or caregiver) 
7:30 AM - 3:15 PM (or until 4:30 PM with parent, guardian or caregiver)

Grades 7-12: 
Monday - Thursday
7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
7:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Contact Us

Adrienne Almeida 
Director of Middle School and Upper School Library Services 

Paula Zamora Gonzalez
Lower School Librarian 

Elle Hauschen 
Fourth Grade Librarian

Alice Rowen 
Assistant Librarian

Eric Owens 
After School Librarian 
Friends Seminary — the oldest continuously operated, coeducational school in NYC — serves college-bound day students in Kindergarten-Grade 12.

222 East 16th Street
New York, NY 10003
P: 212-979-5030
F: 212.979.5034