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BISHOP McNAMARA HIGH SCHOOLA Catholic, Holy Cross, Coeducational, College Preparatory School for Grades 9-12


Mrs. Khalili offers assistance to a student in the St. Joseph Resource Center

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 Library Mission Statement

Student works on assignments in the St. Joseph Research Center

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

Library Catalog


Dr. Abigail Greer
Director of Student Services

Ms. Dee Butler LR '80
Resource Specialist