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 Late Start and Summer Break

The Library will open at 10:00 on Thursday, May 18 and Friday May 19, 2017.

The Library will close from May 25 – June 16, 2017. Summer hours will begin on Monday, June 19, 2017.

Peace and Blessings,


Library Closed May 8 – 10

The Library IS CLOSED May 8 – 10 for Seminary Faculty meetings.  Students should report to the SMAC or the Moose Room after school.

Normal hours resume Thursday, May 9.

Thank you,

Caryn Noel



Theology Comprehensive Examination, Friday, April 28th, 2:00 pm


SS. Cyril & Methodius Seminary

Announces an MA (Theology) Comprehensive Examination

Rev. Mr. Przemyslaw Bak

Diocese of Brooklyn, New York

Will present:  The Family According to Contemporary Polish Moral Theologians


Examination Board:

Rev. Gregory Banazak, Chair

Very Rev. Canon Walter Ptak

Fr. Dc. Joshua Genig

Friday, April 28, 2017

2:00 pm CAC Room 109

All are welcome to attend


Library Closure for Easter Break

The Library will close Monday, April 10 through Monday, April 17, 2017.

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

Regular business hours resume Tuesday, April 18, 2017.


Writing Center Hours for remainder of Winter Term


Dear Faculty and Students,

Just a reminder, the Writing Center will reopen for the rest of the semester on Monday, March 13.  The tutor will be available to assist the students during the following days and time:

Tuesdays:  10:30am – 1:30pm   &   Thursdays:  12:30pm – 3:30pm


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Library Staff

Caryn Noel - 248.706.4212

Judy Edwards - 248.683.0525

Beata Owczarski - 248.683.0524

Contact Information

3535 Indian Trail, Orchard Lake, MI 48324