The philosophy of the Library Media Center at Mount Saint Joseph Academy reflects the philosophy and mission statement of the school. The Library Media Center facilitates and supports the total instructional program of the school while encouraging students to broaden and expand their learning through the use of modern technology as well as traditional resources. The librarians strongly encourage the values of reading and the appropriate use of research materials, both print and non-print, which can help to develop the potential of young women in preparation of the future.

Library Hours

Monday - Thursday 7:30 am-3:00 pm
Friday 7:30 am- 3:00 pm
except for special events in the library


Mrs. Martha Mulligan

Phone: 215-233-3177 extension: 313
Fax: 215-233-9126

Students sitting in library.

Library Policy

NO food or drink are permitted in the library at any time. Students are asked to respect other students during their time in the library, especially during lunches. If no work is being completed, students will be asked to leave.

Loan Policy

Students may borrow books for two weeks and renew them with the exception of an item that is in large demand. A fine of $1.00 per day is charged on any Reference materials and inter-library loan books that are returned late. There are no fines for regular overdue books. As a reminder, weekly overdue notices will be sent to homerooms. All 3rd notices are issued with a detention note. If an item is lost or damaged, the student will be responsible for its replacement.

Loan PolicyNumber Time
Books 5 2 weeks
Reference Books 2 overnight
Magazines 2 1 week
Videos 1 1 week
AV Equipment* 2 overnight

Computers and Printers

Desktop Apple computers are available for student use. In addition, two carts of MacBook laptops are available provided a visiting class does not need them. There is one color printer in the library. Please see the Network Administrator or a librarian to access the color printer. Please see them to print your documents.

Saving work on the Library Computers

It is highly recommended that students save their work to their school network folders because the network is backed-up every night. Additionally, students are encouraged to save documents to their Google Drive account for easy access at home.