The Marist School Library nurtures a love of reading and learning among students and faculty alike. Through active and creative pursuit, students demonstrate information literacy, accessing resources in a variety of formats and from multiple sources presenting different perspectives. Students critically evaluate this information to construct meaning and form opinions that reflect the moral and ethical spirit of the Marist tradition.
Librarians collaborate with classroom teachers and offer instruction to students in the research process. Teachers bring classes to the library for large group instruction on research specific to each project and age group. Individuals and small groups of students are welcome in the library at any time for reading, research, and study.
The library’s physical collection contains over 16,000 items in a wide variety of formats. Digital holdings—including databases of peer-reviewed journals, historical periodicals, and literary criticism—as well as the library catalog
and the library portal
maximize our students’ ability to locate reliable, timely information for research around the clock. Materials are selected for the library after considering their ability to support the curriculum and the reading interests of students and faculty.
Centrally located on the second floor of Wooldridge Center and with hours that allow use before and after school as well as during the school day, the library features seating for 170, including study carrels, tables for group work or instruction, a silent study area, and a study hall classroom.
The library also houses the Marist Way Reading Room with a wide array of books about the Society of Mary and rotating displays of artifacts from places the Marists have served since the order was founded by Father Jean-Claude Colin in France in 1816. The reading room serves as a permanent resource for the school community to learn about the many contributions the Society of Mary has made to the Catholic Church across the world and to Marist School.