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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February 20 – Library open until 1:00 pm


Please enter from parking lot entrance or the Bookstore.    Closing for Seminary faculty meeting @ 1:00 pm.

Thank you, Caryn



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‘Tis the season for essays!  Argumentative, descriptive, and let’s not forget the good old RESEARCH ESSAY! Well, here are three sites (two come with a mobile app) to keep all your sources straight.  One less thing for you to worry about.  Awesome.

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Seminary Comprehensive Exam on Thursday, November 20th – Open to the Public

Comprehensive Examination

in partial fulfillment for the degree of

Master of Arts (Theology)

at SS. Cyril and Methodius Seminary

will be conducted on the following day:

Przemek Fratczak

20 November 2014, 1:00-4:00 pm

Lower Level of the Library


Concentration: MORAL THEOLOGY

*NB: the first-part of the examination is open to the public.


An Invitation to Listen from Msgr. Koper


On Thursday, November 13th, Feast of St. Frances Xavier Cabrini, your presence is requested for 9 am Mass, at the home of Dr. Clark Okulski.

A talk on “Discipleship in the Context of the New Evangelization" by SSCMS Dean of Pastoral Formation, Monsignor Frank Koper, will follow.

 Msgr. Koper, S. T. M., M. R. E., D. Min.,  was Rector of SS Cyril & Methodius Seminary, on Orchard Lake campus, for 25 years.  He is now Dean of Pastoral Formation.  He recently published a review for Catholic Library World, has done adult faith formation on JPIIs Ecclesia in America, with a focus on the New Evangelization; “Discerning God’s Will” for catechumens and candidates in RCIA.

Thursday, November 13th

9am Mass celebrated by Msgr. Francis Koper

Dr. Clark Okulski

15366 Windmill Pointe Drive,

Grosse Pointe Park,   48230