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Mother Philemon Doyle Library @ NDP

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 printers and a copier
  • Twenty desktop workstations for student use
  • Separate library classroom with an interactive projector and two huddle tables with HD monitors for student collaboration
  • Three “break-out” rooms available for group study or independent work
  • Studious atmosphere maintained throughout the day
  • The Margot and Diane Dippold Women’s Collection Reading Room – 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
  • Students access the library catalog, their accounts and library databases, both on campus and remotely
  • 36 subscription databases accessible via Blackboard and hand-selected to support the curriculum
  • Extensive Reference section includes books available for two-night check-out and select books available as eBooks
  • An extensive collection of student textbooks for in-library use
  • Large Young Adult literature section encourages reading for pleasure
  • Broad collection of audio-visual materials for all patrons
  • Up-to-date periodicals and newspapers
  • Students may borrow digital cameras, flip video cameras, tripods, photo lights and computer projectors
  • No limit on the number of materials that can be checked out – even during summer vacation
NDP's library is staffed by two full-time master’s level librarians and three additional assistants.

Contact Information:

  • Sandra Veresink, Head Librarian
  • Kristie DeMaso, Library Assistant
  • Sophie Fineran, School Librarian
  • Pam Keffer, Library Assistant
  • Rosemarie Schmuff, Library Assistant