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Library & Learning Commons

We are pleased to offer Mater Dei students the use of our innovative Library facilities for class projects, research help and resources, and as a quiet space to study. Modeled after university libraries, our Library is welcoming, modern, and a great space for collaborative and individual study. In addition, with the Tech Hub in our Library, as well as the adjacent Learning Commons classroom, we also offer students immediate technical assistance as well as tech-based classes such as Computer Science in our Learning Commons classroom. 
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#
  • Equipment 
    • Printing within reason is a free service
    • WiFi
    • Mac workstations
    • Plugs for charging (available in the Tech Hub)
    • Furniture for collaborative and individual study
  • Tech Hub
    • Our Tech Hub is the landing point for students to get iPad and technical support. 
    • Students should see our Technology Support Specialists at the Tech Hub for any and all technology or iPad related difficulties that they or their teachers cannot solve.
    • A limited number of loaner devices are available for daily use if a student forgets their device at home or has a low charge.
Monday - Friday | 7:30 am to 4:00 pm (excluding holidays)
Hours may vary due to school-wide events and in the summer; see signage at the front of the library for any updates to the schedule.