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Library & Learning Commons

LIBRARY COLLECTION | Books and reference materials may be checked out for three weeks and may be renewed. Overdue fees for books are assessed at $0.50 per day.  All other overdue resources are $2.00 per day.

REFERENCE SERVICE | The library staff is available before, during and after school to guide students to the best sources of information and to assist them in the use of our materials and electronic databases.
  • Destiny is our online library catalog (OPAC) which can be used to view items in the collection, create resource lists, and checkout eBooks. 
    • Your USERNAME is the first part of your MDHS email (without and your PASSWORD is your Permanent ID#
  • Online Databases: Mater Dei subscribes to Literary Reference Center, Science Reference Center, Britannica Online, Image Quest, GALE Opposing Viewpoints in Context, GALE Student Resources in Context, Academic Search Premier, and the ABC-CLIO family of databases. 
  • Equipment 
    • Printing within reason is a free service.
    • The Commons also offers several Mac workstations, group study and collaboration rooms with movable tables and white boards, a state-of-the-art media:scape and wireless internet access. 
  • The Tech Hub
    • Our Tech Hub is the landing point for students to get iPad and technical support. 
    • Students should see the our Technology Support Specialists at the Tech Hub for any and all technology or iPad related difficulties that they or their teachers cannot solve.
The Library has a handful of suggested readings for leisure reading time. See THIS LIST for more information.