Students reading, studying, and researching in the Library.

Library History and Collections

The Monsignor Barry Memorial Library was built in 1966 and dedicated to Reverend Monsignor Robert P. Barry, the second pastor of Saint Clement Parish. The print collection of the Library includes approximately 4500 volumes and twelve periodicals.  It is classified according to the Dewey Decimal System and is shelved in the Library, the Media Room, the Workroom, and the Faculty Lounge.  The Library houses the Reference Collection, Fiction, Biography, and current periodicals, the Media Room contains Non-fiction and audio-visual equipment, duplicates and back periodical issues are kept in the Work Room, and the Professional Collection for faculty use is kept in the Faculty Lounge.

Student and Faculty Use

Students may borrow any books except reference works, periodicals, and professional publications for a period of three weeks.  The video collection includes more than 300 tapes and DVDs that can be shown on the Media Room television or on portable equipment in classrooms. The Massachusetts Library System provides online access to Gale databases, The Encyclopedia Britannica, and local newspapers.  The library is open from 7:30 A.M. to 2:55 P.M.  Teachers may reserve the Library for a class, and students may use the Library during study periods or with the permission of a subject teacher for research, homework, or recreational reading.