Welcome to the Library!
As a part of the Bishop McNamara High School Advancing the Vision campaign, the Library was named the St. Joseph Resource Center and completely renovated during the Summer of 2008. The Library now offers a new state-of-the-art split-level facility, complete with a separate computer lab; a reading area with oversized seating; expanded library collection shelf areas, and a beautiful new honey oak wood circulation and reference desk.
BMHS Students and Faculty are given access to JSTOR, one of the premier research databases used in many academic settings, particularly in higher education. JSTOR provides access to more than 12 million academic journal articles, books, and primary sources in 75 disciplines.
For more information and directions to access go to
The Bishop McNamara High School Library's mission is to be an integral part of each member of our student body's education. The Library Staff wishes to nurture our students with competency in library research skills and create an atmosphere that is user-friendly for both faculty and students, and stimulate Christ-centered independent thinkers in each of our students. The Staff will assist teachers by providing individualized instruction and learning opportunities for their students and we invite all teachers to embrace and consider the Library as a vital part of your discipline's curriculum.
The Library also has a collection of books, periodicals, videos as well as other materials for research and personal enjoyment. For a catalog of the collection, go to
Ms. Dee Butler LR '80