Mission Statement of AHN Media Center Program

The mission of the Academy of the Holy Names library media center program is to ensure that students and faculty are effective users of ideas and information. It is the duty of the library staff to provide the school community with a wide range of materials on all appropriate levels of difficulty. The library media center program will provide materials and services that will encourage growth in knowledge and that will encourage a love of reading while providing ways to connect to the spirit and history of the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary and to deepen one's understanding and experience of their charism. These materials and services will also help to develop literacy, cultural and aesthetic appreciation of the arts and sciences. The library strives to stimulate intellectual curiosity and to establish the habit of lifelong reading and learning.

Media Center

The Robert W. Healy Media Center is located on the second floor of the west building. The media center includes the library, the Middle School iLab, the Lower School Maker Lab, two high school classrooms, a video production studio and an office. The spacious area easily accommodates class meetings, small groups and individual study. The media specialists are trained to collaborate with teachers and engage students meaningfully with information that matters to them both inside and outside the classroom. The media center's goal is to assist all users to become active and creative locators, evaluators and users of information.

The media center offers both flexible and scheduled times for classes. Lower school classes (pre-K through grade 4) meet for weekly library classes that follow a curriculum based on national and regional professional standards. The lower school resources are located on the east side of the library and marked with the “Lower School” sublocation code in the Destiny catalog.

Middle and high school students (grades 5 through 12) have flexible scheduling, which allows the media specialists to provide one-on-one guidance with students and collaborative planning and teaching time with faculty. The middle and high school resources are shelved together on the west side of the library and marked with the “Main” sublocation code in the Destiny catalog. Middle and high school students can participate in the morning show that is broadcast every morning in all homerooms. The middle school students have the opportunity to participate in book clubs, and the High School students may participate in a Readers’ Advisory club.

The library houses over 28,000 volumes of books, 1,500 videos, 53 magazine subscriptions, four newspaper subscriptions and numerous database subscriptions, including those from EBSCO, Gale and JSTOR that are accessed through Discovery Service. The collection also includes over 500 digital reference volumes through Gale, as well as fiction and nonfiction e-books through accessible on the iPads and MacBooks through OverDrive.

Destiny Library Catalog


  • Hours

    7:00-4:30 Monday7:00-4:30 Tuesday7:30-4:30 Wednesday7:00-4:30 Thursday7:00-4:00 Friday

    9/17, 9/29, 10/23, 11/6 and 12/18
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