Academics

Zimmerman Library

See Yourself Here

Welcome to our dynamic, friendly, and energetic Middle and Upper School library. We provide our community the best resources for research and recreational reading and guide our students toward becoming savvy, ethical users and consumers of information and technology. We curate our collections to meet the academic, creative, and personal interests of our students and teachers and hope that every Severn Admiral can see themselves reflected in our collection.

Hours & Contact

Hours: Mon-Fri 7:30am - 3:45pm
Email: librarians@severnschool.com
Phone: (410) 647 - 7700 x 2252

A Place for Every Student

From fully remote learning to the hybrid model, our library has adapted to meet the needs of our students and teachers, whether on campus or at home. In our physical spaces, there are students working, finding their next book to read, or taking a break from their screens. Online, we provide databases, ebooks, and digital magazines that can be accessed from anywhere, at any time. And in hybrid classrooms, we are teaching students how to navigate and evaluate an exponentially growing amount of information and disinformation.
Our library is a multidimensional space which has been critically important in these changing times.  Every day is a new challenge, and a new opportunity, to adapt and work beyond the way things have always been done.

Meet Our Librarians

We aim to make the library a place where every student feels comfortable being themselves and exploring their curiosities. Our books provide windows into different worlds, and our resources allow students to dig deeper to uncover answers to their biggest questions.

Ms. Whitney Etchison

Library Director Ms. Whitney Etchison began her career at Severn in 2009. Before joining the library team, she studied at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and worked as a teacher in Durham Public Schools.
w.etchison@severnschool.com
410-647-7701 ext. 2233

Ms. Diana Ford

Assistant Librarian Ms. Diana Ford joined the Severn library team in 2016. Before starting her career at Severn, she studied American Studies and English at University of Maryland and completed her master's degree in Library Science there as well.
d.ford@severnschool.com
410-647-7701 ext. 2231

Library Mission

The Severn School Libraries collaborate with teachers across disciplines to prepare students for their futures. Through their support of the school’s curriculum, the Libraries ensure that Severn graduates are skilled and ethical users of information. The Libraries foster the love of reading and lifelong learning by maintaining a robust collection that caters to diverse backgrounds, perspectives, interests, and opinions. Click here for our collection development policy.

Lower School

Preschool-Grade 5
Chesapeake Campus
1185 Baltimore Annapolis Blvd
Arnold, MD 21012
410-647-7700

Middle/Upper School

Grade 6-12
Teel Campus
Severna Park, MD 21146
410-647-7700