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Libraries & Technology


Holton’s librarians and technology specialists collaborate to provide vital school-wide resources.

We believe technology should be seamlessly woven into the learning process, enhancing curriculum across disciplines and grade levels, and providing students with the skills to use technology in ways that will benefit them now and in the future. Technology supports and facilitates project-based and collaborative learning as well as interdisciplinary projects. It involves information and media literacy, digital communication, and global competence.


The goal of the Library Program is to provide access to the best resources and instruction in their use, fostering the development of lifelong learners and readers. The program is integrated into the curriculum at all grade levels and subject areas. Holton librarians work with Lower, Middle, and Upper School students individually and in scheduled classes to help them foster a love of literature, acquire research skills, develop information literacy, and become sophisticated consumers of rapidly expanding information sources and technologies.

There are two libraries on campus, the Lower School Library and The Alice S. Marriott Library, which serves the Middle and Upper School divisions. The libraries provide an extensive collection of curricular, co-curricular, and recreational materials, as well as state of the art technology, to students and teachers to foster their quest for knowledge.


Holton's technology team provides onsite service and support for students, faculty, and staff. The technology team manages and maintains the hardware and software needed across all school levels and departments.

2024-25 Student Technology Requirements

Grades 3 - 7
New Student

Purchase new Chromebook

Cost Estimate: $600
Returning Student Use previously purchased Chromebook
Process Purchase from DSR
Grades 8 - 12
New Student

Purchase new Laptop Computer

Cost Estimate: $1,500
Returning Student Use previously purchased Laptop Computer
Process Families purchase laptop of their choice from vendor of their choice. Computers purchased through DSR will be shipped to the school and can be picked up at Orientation.


For the 2024 – 2025 school year, all Lower and Middle School students will use a Chromebook for our 1:1 device program. New students entering grades 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7 will be asked to purchase a new, warrantied Chromebook through DSR that they will use throughout their Lower School experience.  Returning students will continue to use the Chromebook they already own.

Laptop Computers 

B.Y.O.C. (Bring Your Own Computer) Students in grades 8-12 are asked to bring a reliable and approved laptop to school each day with the following specifications:


Required Specs 

Recommended Specs 

Option 1 

PC Laptop (windows) 

  • Intel Core i5

  • 8 GB RAM 

  • 128 GB SSD 

  • Windows 10  

  • Extended care warranty (if purchased through DSR)  

  • Intel Core i7 

  • 16 GB RAM 

  • 256 GB SSD 


Option 2 

Macbook Pro, Macbook Air, Macbook 

  • M1 8 Core CPU 

  • 8 GB RAM 

  • 128 GB SSD 

  • Max OS X 13 Ventura 

  • Apple Care extended warranty 

  • M2 8 Core CPU

  • 16 GB RAM 

  • 256 GB SSD 

  • OSX 14 Sonoma 


Families are welcome to purchase a laptop computer from the vendor/reseller of their choice. If you would like to purchase a computer from DSR computer, the IT team will be selecting approved models for you to choose from. If you already have a usable computer that has the required specs, you should not need to buy anything new.   

DSR Computer  

DSR is an authorized reseller of computer technology equipment for Toshiba, Lenovo, HP, Asus, Acer, Dell, Apple, Fujitsu and Sony among many others. They are also an authorized service provider (warranty/non-warranty repairs) for the listed computer manufacturers. 

**PLEASE NOTE** DSR has no affiliation with Holton-Arms. They are a vendor that has provided service to us and a lot of our peer schools for many years.  If you purchase from them, you are not “buying through the school” – you are simply purchasing from a vendor we know and trust.  All sales through DSR are final and subject to their return policies. 

Microsoft Office  

Most of our students use G Suite for their productivity apps. If you would prefer to use Microsoft Office, a free copy can be provided for Apple and PC platforms.  Instructions on how to install will be provided at orientation in August. 

The technology team is looking forward to working with all of you in the coming year. Please watch for detailed information about pricing, financial aid, and ordering this spring. 

Please let us know if you have any questions,  

Michael Robertson
Director of Library and Information Services