Our library offers a wide range of resources and services to our students including a book collection of 28,000 volumes, a reference collection of 3,000 volumes, and a periodical collection of 50 current titles with extensive back issues and bound volumes. In addition, we receive the following newspaper subscriptions: Chicago Sun-Times, Chicago Tribune, and The Catholic New World.

Library Hours of Operation

Our library is open on school days from 7:30 am to 3:30 pm.

Digital Resources

The Gale Group collection includes Opposing Viewpoints, Student Resources in Context, Gale Virtual Reference Library, and Lit Finder for Schools. This is a powerful set of database resources for retrieving full-text articles from magazines, scholarly journals, newspapers, encyclopedias and reference books.

Ebsco provides full text articles from multiple sources via 10 separate databases including an academic e-book collection. Ebsco also includes Novelist Plus – a reader's advisory database which is great for exploring fiction/non-fiction titles and authors.

Proquest features access to select current and historic newspapers.

We also feature these digital resources: Encyclopedia Britannica and Image Quest from Britannica, the Oxford English Dictionary, JSTOR, and Issues and Controversies.

Contact for More Information

For more information on the Library department, please contact our department chair - Carla Hickey at or by phone at 312.432.8414.

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