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St. Peter Chanel Library

To be your best, you need the best resources. At Notre Dame, you 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

There are thousands of print books and e-books available to you to checkout for pleasure or for academic research. 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 check-out, 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.

Steven Palizzi


Megan Rochon