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.

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Library Hours for Finals Week and Christmas Break


The Library will hold the following schedule for Finals Week and Christmas Break:

Monday, Dec 15: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Tuesday, Dec 16: 8:00 am – 2:00 pm

Wednesday, Dec 17: 8:00 am – 2:00 pm

Thursday, Dec 18:  8:00 am – 2:00 pm

Friday, Dec. 19:  CLOSED

CLOSED until January 4th



Library Hours for Thanksgiving Holiday


The Library Hours for the Thanksgiving Holiday are:

Monday, Nov. 24        8:00 am – 6:00 pm

Tuesday, Nov. 25       8:00 am – 4:00 pm

 Wednesday, Nov. 26                   CLOSED

  Thursday, Nov. 27                      CLOSED

  Friday, Nov. 28                           CLOSED

Normal business hours resume Monday, Dec 1st



Seminary Comprehensive Exam on Thursday, November 20th – Open to the Public

Comprehensive Examination

in partial fulfillment for the degree of

Master of Arts (Theology)

at SS. Cyril and Methodius Seminary

will be conducted on the following day:

Przemek Fratczak

20 November 2014, 1:00-4:00 pm

Lower Level of the Library


Concentration: MORAL THEOLOGY

*NB: the first-part of the examination is open to the public.


Library Closing – Tuesday, November 18th @ 2:00 pm for Regents Meeting

The Library will close Tuesday, November 18th at 2:00 pm for the Board of Regents Meeting.

The Library will not be accessible after school dismissal or available for visitors.  Normal business hours will resume November 19th.

We thank you in advance for your patience.


Here’s a challenge: Write a Novel in the month of November!


Have you always wanted to?  Never dreamed you could?  Well, grab your favorite caffeine and start today.  The Office of Letters and Light have opened their box of inspiration to you and with one quick sign up, you will receive strategies to prep, find pep talks and scads of assistance to write the next great opus amongus.  And all the social media support your ego could ever need – complete with badges.  Go for it – you’ve got it!

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