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 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


Campus Closure June 30 – July 6, 2014


The Orchard Lake Schools will close from June 30 through July 6, 2014.  During this time the Library will close as well.



Summer Library Hours


Monday – Thursday:  8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Friday:                         8:00 am – 4:00 pm

Closed Saturday and Sunday


Basic services will be available to the OLS community while the library staff continue to perform project work and stack maintenance during the hours of 9:00 am – 4:00 pm, Monday through Friday.  No reference or inter-library loan requests, please.




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