Library & Research Resource Center


Katherine Potts Lower School Library 

The Katherine Potts Library is home to nearly 6,000 volumes of picture books, juvenile fiction, juvenile nonfiction, and children’s magazines, and serves students from the primary program through grade 6. Located in Odenheimer Hall, The Katherine Potts Library was dedicated in 2009 to the memory of Katherine Potts, a young Doane student who lost her battle with a rare illness. Katherine loved books, and her loss united the school community to redesign the lower school library space in her memory.

To browse the catalog of our holdings, please click on the image below.


Research Resources

Doane students can access an extensive suite of databases to support their research across all grade levels and content areas.

To explore the range of Infobase databases, simply click on the icons below. If you are browsing on campus, no username or password is required! If you would like to visit an Infobase database while you are off campus, ask your teacher or librarian to provide our school username and password.

American History
Science Online
Ancient and Medieval History
The World Almanac for Kids
Bloom's Literature
World News Digest


You may also explore the EBSCO resources, which contain a series of general knowledge databases. Some of the most relevant include Academic Search Premier, Middle Search Plus, Explora for Primary and Secondary School, Points of View Reference Center, Referencia Latina, Literary Reference Center, and Funk & Wagnalls Encyclopedia. To access the EBSCO databases, click on the icon below, and ask your teacher or librarian to provide our school username and password.


The goal of our library curriculum is to make sure students learn the skills they need to use and enjoy libraries. This is accomplished with grade- and age-appropriate activities throughout the year. Additionally, classroom teachers are offered support from the Katherine Potts Library in any research investigations and projects that students will be doing within their classrooms.

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