The goal of the St. Mary's Library is to ensure that all graduates of St. Mary's:

  • Inquire, think critically, and gain knowledge.
  • Draw conclusions, make informed decisions, apply new knowledge to new situations, and create new knowledge.
  • Share knowledge and participate ethically and productively as members of our democratic society.
  • Pursue personal and aesthetic growth.

These skills, as outlined by the American Association of School Librarians' Standards for the 21st Century Learner, align with St. Mary's philosophy that emphasizes a superior educational experience which encourages each student to reach her individual potential and succeed in a global environment.

James Frederick Smith Library - Schaeffer Information Commons

Schaeffer Information Commons at Frederick Smith Library

James Frederick Smith Library - Weir Study

Weir Study at Frederick Smith Library

James Frederick Smith Library - Study Area

study area at Frederick Smith Library