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 Closures in the Month of May

Please make note of the following dates:

May 13 – Closed

May 17 – Board of Regents – open in the morning/closed during the Regents meeting

May 24, 25 & 26 – Closed for training (Working with Mr. Lynn for afternoon hours)

May 27 & 30 – Closed for Polish Country Fair


New Library Resources


The Library has just received some great resource trials.  We’d really like the feedback of our entire campus community on the following database and sets of eBooks:

eBook Community College Collection Trial: Community College eBooks

eBook Religion Collection Trial:  Religion Collection eBooks

Academic Search Premier Database:
Academic Search Premier

If you are off campus, you may be prompted for a user id and password.  Please use the following:

User ID:                cyril

Password:           pray4me


If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to contact the Library.  Happy Research!


Blessings and Peace,



Trial of Databases Thru May 31, 2016 – HAPPY NATIONAL LIBRARY WEEK!

Click here today to start exploring.  ABC – CLIO Databases in 15 Different Subject Areas
Username: NatlLibWkDay2
Password: NatlLibWeek
Now through May 31, 2016

Hope this helps for the final push of the year!  Here’s to the best semester ever – The Library Team


Library closure for Easter break

The Library will close Wednesday, March 23, 2016 through Monday, March 28, 2016.

Best wishes for a reflective Holy Week and a Blessed Easter.

Regular business hours resume Tuesday, March 29, 2016 .


March 8, 2016 – The Library will close @ 4:00 pm due to a Preparatory Registration


The Library will close early today due to a Preparatory Registration event held in the Library.  We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause you.  Normal business hours will continue on March 9, 2016.

Many thanks — The Library Team



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