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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The works of the Blessed John Paul II


Throughout the month of April, the Library celebrates the life and work of the Blessed John Paul II with visual displays and artifacts of his trips here at Orchard Lake.  Students, faculty and the surrounding community are encouraged to walk among the Blesseds artifacts and share their favorite memories of his unique papacy.

During this time, the Library has found some surplus copies of John Paul II works to share at a modest price.  Most books are hardcover; prices range from $4 – 15.  Selections vary daily.  All proceeds benefit the library.


2014 Master of Art Comprehensive Examinations



Rev. Robert Szczechura

Topic:  The Christological Aspects of the Collects of the Sundays of Lent

Date:  9 April 9:00 am

Board:  Rev. Gregory Banazak, Msgr. Thomas Machalski, Rev. William Wegher

Mr. Esam Naoum

Topic:  The Holy See’s Decision to Recognize the Validity of a Eucharist Celebrated according to the Anaphora of Addai and Mari is an Epoch-making Decision

Date:  9 April  1:00 pm

Board:  Rev. Gregory Banazak, Rev. Louis Madey, Dr. Josh Genig

Rev. Mr. Maciej Stelmach

Topic:  Moral evaluation of the decision on the sex of the baby in circumstances of being born hermaphrodite.

Date:  23 April  9:00 am

Board:  Rev. Gregory Banazak, Rev. Robert Marczewski, Msgr. Francis Koper

Mr. Adam Falk

Topic:  The Concept of the Just War and its Development throughout History

Date:  28 April 9:00 am

Board:  Rev. Gregory Banazak, Rev. Louis Madey, Rev. Leonard Obloy

Ms. Jennie Sinatra

Topic:  Pope Francis’ Approach to Mary Fulfills the Need for Liturgical Spirituality Rebirth.

Date:  30 April 9:00 am

Board:  Rev. Gregory Banazak, Msgr. Francis Koper, Dr. Josh Genig

All the exams will take place at the lower level of the Library


Fill Orchard Lake to capacity; sustain Orchard Lake; we need Orchard Lake -

The words of Blessed John Paul II ring loud in my head.  As we prepare display case after display case of his works, I cannot use all of the library’s books of the Pope’s travels, writings and poetry.   We’ve dug deep and found a few personal photos of Cardinal Wojtyla with our own Monsignor Milewski and Monsignor Ziemba.   Of course, the storyboards of His Holiness’s life, a gift from the Archdiocese of Detroit and the kayak that Karol Wojtyla enjoyed here at Orchard Lake are even more special to us now.

Please take a moment to reflect upon our many blessings here at Orchard Lake and all that is yet to come.



Hours for Holy Week & Easter Break

The Library will maintain normal hours (8am – 6pm) for Monday, April 14 & Tuesday, April 15, 2014.

Adam Cardinal Maida Alumni Library will close Wednesday, April 16 through Monday, April 21, 2014 for Easter Break.

Normal business hours will resume on Tuesday, April 22, 2014.

Best wishes for a joyous Easter holiday!


Library closed March 12, 2014


The Library is closed due to inclement weather.  Normal business hours resume on March13, 2014.

Stay safe and warm,

The Library Staff


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