The Notre Dame Library, renovated in 2006, is a quiet zone for reading, research, and reflection. All faculty, students and staff are welcome to use it. The library’s location on the fourth floor of the building takes advantage of the excellent light and sweeping southerly views of Downtown Manhattan. Stacks and floor to ceiling shelves ring the room, with tables for group work and carrels for individual study.
Notre Dame Library holds over 8,000 volumes arranged according to the Dewey Decimal System. The entire collection can be searched through a computerized system called Spectrum. Books may be looked for according to title, author, subject and key word. In addition, the WebMARC program provides educational web sites relevant to the search. Since the catalog is networked to the Notre Dame server, the catalog can be accessed from any computer in the building that is connected to the server.
As a member of the New York City School Library System, Notre Dame Library makes available such programs as NOVEL (New York Virtual Electronic Library) which provides access to multiple educational databases.