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

St. Joseph Resource Center

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

Welcome to the St. Joseph Resource Center!

As a part of the Bishop McNamara High School Advancing the Vision campaign, the St. Joseph Resource Center was completely renovated during the Summer of 2008.  The Center now offers a new state of the art split-level facility, complete with a separate computer lab; 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 jornal articles, books and primary sources in 75 disciplines.  

For more information and directions to access go to


St. Joseph Resource Center Mission Statement

Student works on assignments in the St. Joseph Research Center

The Bishop McNamara High School St. Joseph Resource Center's mission is to be an integral part of each member of our student body's education. The Center Staff wishes to nurture our students with competency in library research skills and to create an atmosphere that is user friendly for both faculty and students, and to 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 Center as a vital part of your disciplines curriculum.

The St. Joseph Resource Center 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


Ms. Dee Butler LR '80
Resource Specialist