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St. Mary Academy - Bay View Library: About the Library

Library Hours

The Gribbin Library is open

school days (M-F)

7:30am-5:30 pm

But, remember - our electronic resources are available 24/7 for your convenience!

Interlibrary Loan Policies

  • All items in circulation are available for interlibrary loan.

  • Library staff and patrons can submit interlibrary loan requests.

  • Interlibrary loan requests will be filled at the discretion of the school librarian.

  • Local patron hold requests take precedence over interlibrary loan requests for the same item.

  • Items that are specifically reserved for in-library or classroom use are temporarily excluded from interlibrary loan as needed.

  • An individual patron can request a maximum of six items at one time.

  • ILL requests will be filled (or declined) as quickly as possible.

  • There are no interlibrary loan fees or overdue fines.

  • Lost or significantly damaged items must be paid for at the cost of replacement. In certain circumstances, a replacement copy may be accepted.

  • Items borrowed through interlibrary loan have a 35 day loan period and can be renewed one time.


The Gribbin Library is open Monday - Friday from 7:30am-5:30pm

When you visit the library:

  • Be respectful of your classmates who are studying, and moderate your noise level.

  • Read more books! 

  •          Use the catalog to see if we have the book available in the library, or we can borrow it from another school.

  •             Bring the books back on time, or ask to renew them for another 3 weeks.

  • All beverages must be in covered containers.

  • Help keep our library beautiful - clean up after yourself!  


Library Policies

Library Policies and Services
The library serves the students, faculty, and staff of St. Mary Academy - Bay View. The library provides access to a variety of print and non-print resources including books, DVDs, online databases, and eBooks. All print materials (excluding reference books) can be checked out from the library, and all digital resources, including the library catalog, are available online. The library also lends equipment including MacBooks and calculators.  The library website is available at, which is regularly updated and maintained, streamlines access to tools and resources for students and teachers.

The library participates in interlibrary loan through RILINK (Rhode Island Library Information Network for Kids) and LORI (Library of Rhode Island). With the exception of reference materials, all books, magazines, DVDs, and VHS tapes are available to be borrowed by patrons of all LORI member libraries. The library adheres to the RILINK Interlibrary Loan Policy.

The library provides class instruction regularly and individual instruction as needed on the use of the online databases, library catalog, and technology to support teaching and learning.


Some of our offerings...

In addition to all the books, ebook and databases the library offers, we also have:

-printing and copying services

-Apple MacBooks to borrow in the library

-comfortable chairs and tables for group work

-helpful and resourceful librarian!