Mother Philemon Doyle (1874-1961) spent her entire life serving God and others. Raised by the School Sisters of Notre Dame, she entered the convent on Charles Street in 1896. She served as both a teacher and principal before returning to the College of Notre Dame in 1919 as president and mother superior. The library is named in her memory.
- Refurbished in 2012 through generous donations from the Class of 2012 and the Parents’ Association
- Open from 7:30 – 4:30 each day
- Student Work Center with self-service black & white and color copiers
- Fourteen desktop computers installed in 2017 and 10 additional laptops available for in-library use.
- Separate library classroom with an interactive projector
- Three “break-out” rooms available for group study or independent work
- Studious atmosphere maintained throughout the day
- The MacIntosh Reading Room houses The Margot and Diane Dippold Women’s Collection Reading Room – a gift from NDP alumna Dr. Diane Dippold MacIntosh '58 containing books by women, for women, and about women
- Responsive collection development including books, periodicals, DVDs and databases which eliminates the need for trips to the public library
- 34 subscription databases are hand-selected to support the curriculum
- Extensive Reference section includes books available for two-night check-out as well as many titles available as eBooks
- Large Young Adult literature section encourages reading for pleasure
- Broad collection of audio-visual materials
- Up-to-date periodicals and newspapers
- Digital video and still cameras, tripods, photo lights, and computer projectors are available to borrow.
- No limit on the number of materials that can be checked out – even during summer vacation
- Staffed by two full-time librarians and three additional assistants
- Working collaboratively, librarians and faculty offer authentic and holistic lessons in research that prepare students for college and beyond.
A treasured tradition at Notre Dame Prep, Library Week in the spring celebrates the library and is named the Ellen Norton Cullen Library Week in honor of a beloved librarian.