Peter B. Holland Library

Library Mural

The library offers a resource collection chosen to complement the high school curriculum. This collection supports students’ research, appreciation of literature and class assignments. Materials selected include print, non-print, and on-line resources. The library is continually expanding its subscription collection of site-licensed online databases. Several of these subscriptions are provided through membership in the Massachusetts Library System


Computers are located throughout the first and second floor of the library. Only school-licensed programs are provided. Access to the internet is bound by the Belmont Public Schools Internet Acceptable Use Policy. All areas of the library have wireless connectivity.

Library - First Floor

The first floor library seats 110 at individual carrels and tables. The resource collection is located in this area. Computers are configured for online research, assignments with reserved and specialized software, and the library’s catalog.

Library- Mezzanine

This area is reserved for National Honor Society tutors and the students they are tutoring. Nobody else may be in this area at any time.

Hours and Staff

hours: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday: 7:45 – 3:30 

Friday: 7:45 – 2:30 

(Hours subject to change for afternoon meetings and half days)

phone: (617) 993-5890

email: Sharon Rossi, Professional Aid (Librarian)

Library Catalogs
Research Resources

Databases are available in school & through remote access.

Gale Database Collection

EBSCO Database Collection

User ID: belmonths
Please contact Ms. Landry for the password

Infobase Bloom’s Literature Database

Username: BelmontSHS
Please contact Ms. Landry for the password.

ProQuest Historical Newspaper Database Collection

Username: belmonths
Please contact Ms. Landry for the password.

ProQuest Black Freedom Struggle Website

Belmont Public Library Database Collection

(Library card required for Belmont Public Library databases.)