St. Peter Chanel Library
To be your best, you need the best resources. At Notre Dame, you will have access to the state-of-the-art St. Peter Chanel Library, a 7,000-square-foot facility that recently completed a three-phase renovation. New to the space are:
- Audio-visual technology for presentations and student collaboration
- Two glass-enclosed private study carrels
- Modular furniture perfect for meeting the needs of small and large groups
We have thousands of print books and e-books available to checkout for academic research or pleasure. Looking for a book that’s not on the shelf? You likely can get it through our partnership in the MeL RIDES system.
As a 21st century learner, you will be able to utilize up to 50 level-appropriate online databases, such as JSTOR, Academic One-File, Student Resources in Context, Culture Grams, and Explora. The content in these databases undoubtedly will help you in the classroom.
The library—shared by students in grades 6 through 12—is open at 7 a.m., and closes at 5 p.m. It is operated by two accredited librarians.
Students in our lower school have access to the Gino D’Agostini Library, which holds thousands of printed books available for checkout, as well as dozens of periodicals and numerous subscription-based e-resources. Pre-K to 2nd grade students attend Library class twice over an eight-day rotation, while students in 3rd through 5th grade attend once over that same period. The D’Agostini Library is staffed by a full-time librarian, and is open before and after school for extended care.