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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Lay Ministry Student Lenten Day of Reflection – March 4, 2012


We extend a special invitation for lay ministry students and their spouses to join SS. Cyril & Methodius for a day of reflection during the season of Lent on March 4, 2012.

You can learn all about this half day session by selecting this link – Lenten Day of Reflection or contact Sr. Karen Shirilla 248-683-0312.

God Bless!



Please Join us for the 2nd Annual Patronal Feast Celebration Dinner – February 11, 2012

Dear Patrons of the Adam Cardinal Maida Alumni Library & Friends of the Community –

I’m sure it is no coincidence that our patronal feast takes place on February 14th.  The love on the shores of this campus can be quite palpable at times, and the love for SS. Cyril & Methodius is one of those times.  They are known as evangelizers, educators and heralded for their love of culture and literature.  These are virtues that we hope to bestow upon all the men that come to the shores of Orchard Lake.

We hope that you can join us, along with the sons of SS. Cyril & Methodius, in this joyous event.  We’d love to share our future as well as our history with you.  The link below provides all the details to a wonderful evening.  Blessings!

SS. Cyril & Methodius Patronal Feast 2012


Happy Holidays from the Library!


Whew . . . just when you feel like you’ve awakened from your turkey coma, it’s time to start planning for your Christmas feast.  Before you tuck in, prepare for Christmas relatives, or finish trimming the tree, please note the HOLIDAY HOURS for the remainder of the semester:

MONDAY – THURSDAY   8:00 AM – 6:00 PM      &      FRIDAY  8:00 AM – 4:00 PM






Maida Library Awarded Grant for Digital Archive!


Well, it’s not bragging if it’s true, right?  Our humble Library has won a grant, along with three local academic libraries, to begin a digital archive repository.   So bring your memorabilia, dissertations and photographs to the Library, we’ve got more than the space – we’ve got D SPACE.



The Detroit Area Library Network (DALNET) has recently announced plans to begin work on a DALNET Digital Archive Repository, where several unique collections will be available for free online access to DALNET institutions, researchers and the public.

Hosted by the University of Detroit Mercy, the repository will be built using DSpace, an open-source software product that preserves and enables easy and open access to all types of digital content including text, images, moving images, mpegs and data sets. “I am pleased that DALNET will be developing this resource and that long standing members, the University of Detroit Mercy, are playing an integral part in making this happen,” said DALNET Executive Director, Steven Bowers. “The Board has wanted to pursue such a project for several years.”

To begin the project, the DALNET Board of Directors awarded a major grant to four of its member institutions: Adam Cardinal Maida Alumni Library, Detroit Medical Center, Marygrove College and Oakland Community College.  After initial implementation, the service will be available to all DALNET members that wish to participate.

DALNET is a community of libraries working together to provide access to information for research, cultural enrichment, and lifelong learning opportunities.  Hosted at Wayne State University since 1985, DALNET enables libraries to maximize their investments through shared resources. Over the past two decades, the consortium has grown to 20 member libraries that serve the information needs of their users through innovative, collaborative networking among various types of libraries and their personnel in southeast Michigan.