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
Reference Materials Overnight $3.50 per school day
Magazines 1 week $.05 per school day
Padua Productions 1 weeks $.05 per school day

Books are renewable three times unless on hold.

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,
the Italian Collection, and much more)

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

30+ Databases

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

E-books & Digital Resources

Print & Digital Newspapers

Databases & LibGuides

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 30+ 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.

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

Networked computers are provided for student use and printing needs.

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.)

The Library also provides two scanners (free of charge) as well as a photocopy machine ($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.

Library Programs

The Padua Library strives to provide enriching after-school programs such as Creative Writing Club, Book Club, Poetry Open Mic, and additional special programs to meet the specific needs of our students (such as standardized testing assistance, college entrance essay writing assistance, etc.) as well as fun programs based on pop culture’s latest and greatest fads.

Work Areas

Library Classroom: This area holds 12 computers and laptops for student/class use as well as a teacher station with presentation technology in addition to a 10+ person collaboration work area. The area is used for class activities, meetings, after-school activities, tutorials, and special events.

Library Meeting Room: This area is used for meetings, tutorials, and testing for students with specific accommodations.

Main Library:  This area of the Library holds two Lounge Areas, a Computer Area, a Classroom/Meeting Area, and College Corner. The Lounge Area is a place for students to relax, chat, read books or magazines, etc.  The Computer Area holds networked computers for student/class use and printing needs. The Classroom/Meeting Area has tables that hold from 4 to 8 individuals each (with availability for 70+ individuals) for classes, meetings, programs, etc. College Corner is where colleges/universities meet with individual students and small groups, and it is also where all college, standardized testing, and career resources are stored.

Multimedia Center: This area is located in the Main Library, and it provides a podium with a microphone and a computer with presentation ability as well as a large-sized, drop-down projection screen available for class use and special programs.