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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Not sure how to cite it? Use these tools to get it right –


Working on research can be a long, arduous task.  Use these online tools to help lighten the load during those late nights.  During the daytime, stop by the library for citation help.

This citation machine allows you to create a free account and keep several bibliographies saved.  Explains citations methods for MLA, APA Chicago and Turabian.

Son of Citation

Provides an interactive tool to help create reference citations for research papers. Includes various print and electronic resources.

Be warned:  both sites are FREE, so both have pop up ads.  And always check your work to insure accuracy.  If you need a second set of eyes, please ask a librarian.  Happy citing!




Seminary Students – Writing Center Times & Sign Up Information

The Writing Center tutors have a sheet available outside of the CAC 107- Seminary Computer Laboratory to sign your name and reserve a spot for a tutoring session.

The tutoring hours are:

Jackie Jones – Tuesdays 2:30pm -6:00pm

Jessica Vigorito – Thursdays 2:00pm – 5:00pm

Reserve your spot today!  The semester ends sooner than you think!


Eucharistic Adoration Exhibition – September 25 – October 17, 2013 @ Shrine Chapel


Please join our community as we humbly adore this international exhibition which consists of an extensive collection of photographs and historical records representing a sampling of ancient and modern Eucharistic Miracles that have taken place in various parts of the world. The collection was first assembled by the Vatican and now we are pleased to share it with our Orchard Lake community.

This Exhibition will be on our Campus displayed in the St. Mary’s Shrine Chapel accessible for viewing daily from 8:00am – 8:00pm, beginning September 25 through October 17, 2013. We hope you are able to be part of this miracle.

This event sponsored by OLS Eucharistic Adoration Group and the Faustinum.



Comprehensive Examination – The Reverend Mr. Michael Sommervell – September 27, 2013


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:

27 September 2013, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm, CAC 109

TOPIC:  The Virgin Mary: Patroness of the Unborn and Aged


It’s the most wonderful time of the year – Banned Books week –


I am so very proud to say that we teach a lot of Banned Books here at OLSM.  I can definitely say that I’m with the Banned!  When I see each year’s list, which always includes the Bible, the Koran, the dictionary and many from what is considered to be the literary canon – I often wonder what chemicals bubble up in a person’s brain to ban a book.  Unfortunately, even in a digital world, attempted censorship seems to never fade away.

Judy Blume, J.K. Rowling, Margaret Mitchell, Galileo and Antonio Rosmini are all banned authors.  Read them today!  Let the flame of independent thought burn bright!