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The Robert Fanning Library is a community center located in the heart of our school. It is home to over 10,000 circulating items, as well as the Technology Help Desk.

From 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, students can be found collaborating on projects, working on homework, reading for pleasure, participating in maker-activities, receiving technology support, working with peer tutors, and taking advantage of the library’s inviting space and helpful resources.


  • Books, eBooks, audiobooks, magazines, and tablet chargers and accessories available for checkout
  • Printer and copier for student use
  • Ellison Die Cutting machine available for student and teacher projects
  • Online textbook support
  • Board games & Breakout EDU Boxes for escape room-style games
  • Quiet study space located in upstairs gallery
  • Peer tutoring offered through NHS and Mu Alpha Theta
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  • Research support and database access for high-quality, trustworthy information
  • MLA citation assistance
  • Readers’ Advisory—Need help finding the perfect book? Ask our librarian!
  • Student Art Gallery
  • The Rockets Read Book Club, which meets monthly
  • Weekly programs focused on literary topics
  • Guest speakers and author visits

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Academic News

McNicholas High School cheerleaders welcome Rockets with sign.

Plans are in the works for a weekend of festivities to celebrate Homecoming! We will kick off the celebration with a Homecoming Field Day & Pep Rally during the school day on Friday, Oct. 8.  Students will be dismissed at 11:15 a.m. That evening, all members of the McNicholas family are invited to the Homecoming football game at Penn Station Stadium.

McNicholas High School's three National Merit Semifinalists

McNicholas High School is proud to announce that seniors Ethan Koran, Erin McManus, and Jason Munzel are semifinalists in the 2021 National Merit® Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) program. Semifinalists represent the top 1% of seniors nationwide based on the results of the PSAT/NMSQT test the students took as juniors.

Looking for a book?

Browse our Online Catalog or download an ebook or audiobook book via Sora.

Need help with research?

Students can access our research databases 24 hours a day, seven days a week from classrooms, from home, or anywhere with internet access. Visit the Library group in Schoology for access and login information.

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