Library Policies, Holdings & Services

Library Policies
Main Library Policies are listed below.  Specifics not included on this website may be found in the Padua Parent-Student Handbook.

Library Borrowing Policies and Fines
Material                              Loan Period                                   Fine
Books                                  3 weeks                                           $.05 per school day
.                                           (renewable 3x unless on Hold)
Reference Materials           Overnight                                       $3.50 per school day
Magazines                           1 week                                            $.05 per school day
Padua Productions             1 week                                            $.05 per school day

In order to borrow materials from the Library, students must present their
Student I.D. at the desk along with the items they want to check out.

Accumulating fines are a student’s responsibility and may result in
adjustment of/loss of borrowing privileges based upon individual review.
Unpaid fines will be added to yearly tuition at the end of each school year.
For seniors, this fee must be collected in order to fulfill graduation

Library Holdings
The Padua Library has over 10,000 holdings.

9,500+ Print Volumes (which includes fiction, nonfiction, reference,
biographies, the MedTrack Collection, the Professional Collection,
e-books, the Italian Collection, and much more)

900+ AV Materials (which includes DVD, VHS, and Audio Recordings)

25+ Periodicals (popular, academic, and theological selections)

3 Print Newspapers (Plain Dealer, U.S.A. Today, and the Wall Street Journal)

College Corner
Here you can find test prep materials (for the ACT, SAT, etc.), college and
university brochures, military information, career selection and guidance
information, and more.

Computer Areas & Printers
The Padua Library offers 55 networked multimedia PC workstations
for student use.

2 printers are provided for student use.  Students are able to print in black &
white for free.  (There are additional computers available for student use in the

There are computers connected to a colored printer for student use.  (Cost
for colored printer jobs is $0.15/page.)

Students have access to two drives on the school’s computer network:
(1) the S: drive, which is held for student use (though students should be aware
that this is a public drive) and (2) the H: drive, which is a private server to which
students can save.

Computer Policies
Padua Franciscan High School has made a profound and pervasive
commitment to providing excellence in computer-related educational
experiences for all its students.  In order that optimum advantage may
be taken of both the equipment and computer related experiences,
mature and responsible behavior is expected of all students at all times.
The various Padua networks and programs available (including Internet
use) are intended to enhance the learning environment and contribute to
the overall development of knowledge.  The right of a student to use
computers is contingent upon his/her cooperation with the understandings
and procedures dictated by the Padua Parent-Student Handbook as well
as those indicated by individual classroom teachers and the Librarian.

The Padua Library has a single-sided public copier.

Copies are $0.15 per page.

Databases, E-Resources, Homework Help, and More
Padua provides many databases and e-resources for students such as
INFOhio, Access Science by McGraw Hill, the Gale Discovering Collection
by Cengage, Facts on File by InfoBase, etc.  There are over 50 databases
found within these sites that cover all subject areas including History,
Science, Math, Health, Literature, recreational interests, tutorials, and so
much more!

Three reasons to use Padua databases for your research:  (1) (Other than
INFOhio) Databases are paid for by the Padua Library so you have free access
to current, quality, and scholarly information.  (2) Database content is
reviewed and evaluated for authority and accuracy. (3) Options are provided to
limit or expand searches.

Students who are researching or need homework help should be sure to use
the LibGuides link.  If you want to go directly to the general LibGuide for
research and help, click here:  RESEARCH ASSISTANCE, DATABASES,

Library Programs
The Padua Library strives to provide after school programs such as Poetry
Open Mic in April, Book Club, and special programs based on pop culture’s
latest and greatest!!

Work Areas
Library Computer Area:  this area holds 24 computers for student/class use
as well as a teacher station with SmartBoard technology.

Main Library:  this area of the Library holds a Lounge Area, a computer area,
and a group work/classroom area.  The lounge area is a place for students
to relax, chat, read magazines, etc.  The computer area holds 15 networked
computers for student/class use as well as 2 computers held aside for student
use in College Corner.  The group work/classroom area has tables that hold
from 4 to 8 individuals.  In total, this area can accommodate up to 70 individuals.

Multimedia Center:  this area is located in the Main Library, which can seat
up to 70 individuals, and it provides a podium with a microphone and a
computer with presentation ability as well as a large-sized projection