The Sr. Ernestine Jeck Library at St. Joseph Hill Academy High School contains more than 6,000 print books in a wide range of subjects, organized by the Dewey Decimal System. Students are welcome to use the library before school (7:30-7:50 AM), after school (2:45-3:30 PM), and during library study periods. Students can borrow books for 2 weeks and renew with Ms. Rebecca Arciprete, the St. Joseph Hill Academy High School Librarian.
We recently launched a campaign to garner financial support for the creation of a state-of-the-art, traditional yet modern, Library and Learning Commons in the High School. SJHA plans to develop an interactive learning space that is innovative and responsive to the needs of our students, yet continues to honor the traditions of SJHA. The Library and Learning Commons will be a bustling hub for learning that fosters community and collaboration, versatility, and comfort. We look forward with great anticipation to the development of this exciting project. Read more here.
Hill has a subscription to ProQuest Research Library Prep, a database that provides many useful resources for research for papers or assignments. There are more than 6,500 journals, magazines, and newspapers available. Subjects include arts, business, education, health, medicine, history, law, literature, psychology, and science. ProQuest can also generate citations in different formats (MLA, APA, Chicago, etc). Usernames and passwords can be obtained from Ms. Arciprete.
Students also have access to Bloom's Literature. Bloom’s Literature contains resources for English classes such as character studies, videos, author biographies, thematic and structural analyses, and literary criticism. Bloom's Literature requires a username and password that can be obtained from Ms. Arciprete.
Students are encouraged to make use of the New York Public Library and the Brooklyn Public Library. Library cards are available to residents and students of New York State. Public libraries provide a wealth of books and resources that can be utilized for reading, supplemental course material, and sources for research. To access these online and print resources, students need to sign up for a New York Public Library or Brooklyn Public Library card.