General Information

Staff, Hours, and Policies

There are two libraries on the Waynflete School campus.

The Thaxter Library is located in the Emery building and contains the collection for grades 6 through 12.

The Klingenstein Library is located in the Lower School building and contains the collection for the Early Childhood through grade 4-5 programs.


Thaxter Library Faculty:

Emily Graham
Library Coordinator and Upper School Librarian

Mark Bickford
Library Assistant

Klingenstein Library Faculty:

Laurel Daly
Middle and Lower School Librarian


Library Hours:

The Thaxter Library is open to all students, faculty, staff, and parents Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

The Klingenstein Library is open to all students, faculty, staff, and parents Monday through Friday, 7:45 a.m.-4:00 p.m.


Borrowing Policies:

Most books, audiobooks, and DVDs may be borrowed for a three-week period, and may be renewed for additional three-week periods if no holds have been placed.
Most equipment (laptops, video cameras, tripods, etc.) may be borrowed for a three-day period. Renewal decisions are made on a case-by-case basis. If you need to renew equipment, please speak to a library staff member.


Interlibrary Loan:

Books not found in in the Waynflete Library collection may be requested through the interlibrary loan. Use these links (Maine Cat , URSUS) to find materials from other libraries, and complete this ILL FORM to request your books.Please contact a library staff member if you need assistance.



Upper and Middle School students are notified of overdue materials by email. Lower School students are notified through advisors. Other users are notified by email. Parents are notified when their child has long-overdue materials. Lost items may be paid for or replaced.

Summer Reading 2019

The English Department and the Library have created a list of books for summer reading. You'll find this list on our Summer Reading site. It includes both the required summer reading from the English Department, and recommendations from both librarians and English teachers. Enjoy your summer! We can't wait to hear about the books you discover.

Ways to support the Waynflete Library

Book Bash

Each year in time for your holiday shopping The Parents Association and the Library faculty partner with Print: A Bookstore in Portland to bring you our annual fundraiser Waynflete Book Bash at Print: Celebrate Reading

Shop for books at Print: A Bookstore in Portland’s East End and support your Waynflete library! Print will donate 20 percent of sales made to Waynflete patrons over the five-day book bash (just be sure to mention the school at check-out).

Check out the Calendar of Events.

Library Volunteers

The libraries needs parents to help out during the school day - mainly reshelving books. If you're interested in volunteering in the Thaxter (Emery) Library, please contact Library Assistant Mark Bickford.

If you are interested in volunteering in the Klingenstein Library (located in the Lower School), please contact Laurel Daly.

Any amount of time is appreciated.

Used Book Sale

The Used Book Sale takes place each year during Spring Fling. The library accepts donations of books and audiobooks. FMI contact Librarian Laurel Daly.

Celebrate a Birthday (or any special occasion) with a book for the Waynflete Library!

Is someone you know celebrating a birthday this month? Would you like to dedicate a book in his/her honor to the Waynflete Library? The Waynflete Librarians will select a new book for you to donate in honor of your loved one's birthday or other special occasion. Suggested donation is $15. For more details, please contact Laurel Daly.

Monday Books

Monday Books is a book discussion series for the adult Waynflete Community. Parents, faculty, staff, and alums get together in the Thaxter Library on several Monday evenings throughout the year to share refreshments and take part in faculty-led discussion of books selected by the discussion leaders. View the Monday Books schedule this year.

Make a Suggestion!

Have you discovered a new book that we just have to have? Perhaps you have noticed something we're missing. Please make a suggestion! Use this form, or stop in the library to share your idea.