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 9,000 volumes. We are currently in the process of a conversion from the Dewey Decimal System, which is similar to the cataloguing style of the Thomas Jefferson library. The entire collection can be searched through a computerized system called Follett. Books may be looked for according to title, author, subject, and keyword. In addition, Notre Dame has JSTOR, which is a powerful research platform used for our students in all subjects. 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, students can access the New York Public Library research catalog. These are free with a NYPL library card.