Welcome to the Padua Franciscan High School Library. Our Library has grown through the years from a humble reading room to a vital resource area.  The Padua Franciscan Library is a Learning Commons where students, faculty, administration, and staff are encouraged to research, study, create, and share through both independent study as well as collaboration in the form of class projects, tutorials, meetings, and other before, during, and after-school programs. The Padua Library strives to provide current and quality print and digital resources that will enrich, supplement, and support the present curriculum as well as meet the educational, informational, and recreational needs and interests of all individuals.

Student Resources

Databases & Homework Help
Library Policies, Holdings & Services
Destiny (Padua’s Library Catalog)

School Librarian & Media Specialist

Mrs. A. Frech
B.A. – English, Cleveland State University
M.L.I.S. – Kent State University
440-845-2444 x142

The Mission & Goal of the Padua Franciscan Library

The curricular mission of the Padua Library program is to promote the intellectual freedom of the students it serves by providing the resources and information needed as students acquire and explore the critical thinking and problem solving skills necessary to achieve academic excellence and to become active, effective, responsible, and ethical users of information both within and beyond the walls of Padua Franciscan High School.  Beyond its curricular vision, the Padua Library strives to promote a lifelong enjoyment of reading and learning and an understanding of information literacy.

The Library offers a quiet working environment before, during, and after school for students and faculty to work individually or with classes or groups.  The Librarian is always available to assist students or faculty with research or with locating resources.

Library Use

The Padua Library is available for use before, during, and after school during posted hours.  Students may sign up to come to the Library during their assigned Study Hall.

Library Hours

Monday thru Thursday    7:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Friday                               7:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Study Hall                        Sign up in the Library before 8:00 that day.