Maida Alumni Library Inside

Maida Alumni Library Inside

The Adam Cardinal Maida Alumni Library is located in Orchard Lake, Michigan. The Library serves the students of SS. Cyril and Methodius Seminary and St. Mary’s Preparatory as well as the clients of the Polish Mission.

Adam Cardinal Maida Alumni Library

Adam Cardinal Maida Alumni Library

The library is also home to a collection entirely in Polish on a number of topics and is also home to a rare book collection that focuses on Poland and Polonia.

Library Collections

Library Collections

The library has more than 96,000 volumes and 150 subscriptions to academic journals. The library is also a part of OCLC.

Special Events & Exhibits

Special Events & Exhibits

This Web site is intended to inform our community of developments and emerging models for the creation, sharing, publishing, and archiving of scholarship. We will regularly update the site with information about developing issues, policy debates, tools you can use, and proposed models.

Polish & Rare Books

Polish & Rare Books

The library’s Rare Book Room houses Polish-language books published before 1946, and books in other languages which are considered Rare because of age, subject matter, fragility, or provenance.

Individualized Research

Individualized Research

We also accept appointments for more in-depth individualized research needs. Please call or email the library if you wish to have extended one-on-one time with a librarian.

News Archive

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Library closed for Labor Day


The Library will close on Friday, August 29 for the Labor Day holiday.  We will reopen on September 2nd

Have a safe and blessed holiday!



Cardinal Edmund Casimir Szoka, rest in peace

Former Detroit Archbishop Cardinal Szoka has died

With sadness and great hope in the Resurrection we share news of the death of Cardinal Edmund Casimir Szoka, who served as Archbishop of Detroit from 1981 until 1990 and went on to oversee the government of the Vatican City State under Pope John Paul II and Pope Benedict XVI.

“We mourn the loss of a dedicated shepherd,” said current Detroit Archbishop Allen H. Vigneron, who had served as a priest under Cardinal Szoka in the 1980s. “For sixty years Cardinal Szoka gave himself totally to his priestly service of Christ and his Church.  He has gone home to the Heavenly Father with our prayers. May the Lord give him the reward of his labors.”


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Library closing Wednesday, July 9 @1:15 for Msgr. Miliewski Procession

To our Dear Patrons and Orchard Lake Family;

It is with a heavy heart that we take our first steps in the celebration of the life of Monsignor Stanley Milewski.  The library will close at 1:15 pm to begin the procession from the Castle to the Shrine Chapel.  The library will reopen at 2:00 pm.


Funeral arrangements for our beloved Chancellor Emeritus are as follows:

July 9: Procession – Msgr. Milewski Castle to Shrine Chapel     1:30 PM – 2:00 PM


Msgr. Milewski lying in state                  Shrine Chapel 3:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Msgr. Milewski Scripture reading            Shrine Chapel 7:00 PM – 7:30 PM


July 10: Msgr. Milewski lying in state      Shrine Chapel 3:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Msgr. Milewski Rosary                           Shrine Chapel 7:00 PM – 7:30 PM


July 11: Msgr. Milewski lying in state      Shrine Chapel 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Msgr. Milewski funeral Mass                  Shrine Chapel 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM



Library Summer Hours

Library hours for June 23 – August 15, 2014

Monday – Thursday:                9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Friday, Saturday and Sunday:       Closed


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