Library Mission Statement
The mission of the Saint Louis Priory School Library is an aspect of the School’s larger mission of providing a Catholic and Benedictine education of the highest excellence. To this end, we encourage students to develop the knowledge, skills and confidence needed to navigate the abundance of information.
We provide conditions that foster:
- An efficient library that is flexible and responsive to students’ needs
- An atmosphere of inquiry, encouraging information access
- A program consisting of the skills needed to efficiently and effectively access, extract, synthesize, and present information
- A high expectation of students’ success in using information
- A habit of life-long learning, intellectual curiosity, and reading
Mrs. Susanne Kress (Head Librarian), ext. 133
Fr. Ambrose Bennett (Monastic Librarian)
1 pm to 3 pm
Library Hours during the school year:
Monday –Friday 7:00 am to 4:00 pm
(Closed: Thursday 8 am to 9:05 am if a faculty meeting is scheduled)
Library Hours during the summer break:
Wednesdays 10:00 am to 1:00 pm
All items removed from the Library must be checked out inpidually at the Circulation Desk. Library books will have a three week due date. A book may be renewed for an additional three weeks as long as no other requests are held for the book.
Current Magazines or Reference Books may not be taken from the Library. A copy machine is available in Room 113 for student use. Overnight or reserve books that are checked out must be returned by 11 a. m. the following day. Return books and magazines in the drop box located at the north end of the circulation desk. In any event, Library materials should be returned as soon as possible. Overdue notices will be distributed periodically by the librarians. When such a notice is received, please return the materials immediately.
Students are not charged for late materials, but are expected to pay for lost or damaged materials.