Mother Philemon Doyle Library

A Hub for Learning

Named in Honor

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. Notre Dame Prep's library is named in her memory.
    • NDP's vast library collection appeals to readers of all interests!


  • Dedicated staff responsive to student needs and available all day for answering questions, helping with research, ordering books that students request, and more!
  • Responsive collection development includes books, periodicals, DVDs, and databases.
  • 26 databases including videos and digital magazines.
  • Extensive Reference section includes books available for two-night check-out as well as many titles available as eBooks.
  • Large fiction section, including young adult and middle-grade titles, 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.


A treasured tradition in the spring, Library Week celebrates the library and is named the Ellen Norton Cullen Library Week in honor of a beloved librarian. Recent guest authors who have participated in NDP's Library Week include Wendy Maas, Maggie Stiefvater, and Corrie Wang, among others.

Meet Our Team

List of 4 members.

  • Photo of Jennifer Poitras

    Mrs. Jennifer "Jenny" Poitras 

    Head Librarian
    (410) 825-6202 x1301
  • Photo of Kristie DeMaso

    Mrs. Kristie DeMaso 

    Library Assistant
    (410) 825-6202 x1302
  • Photo of Jennifer  Kneebone

    Ms.  Jennifer  "Jenny" Kneebone 

  • Photo of Elise  Simons

    Ms. Elise  Simons 

    Library Media Specialist

Notre Dame Preparatory School

An Independent, Catholic Girls School, Grades 6-12, Sponsored by the School Sisters of Notre Dame