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Library Hours of Operation

Monday:       8:00 am - 3:00 pm

Tuesday:       8:00 am - 3:00 pm

Wednesday:  8:00 am - 3:00 pm

Thursday:     8:00 am - 3:00 pm

Friday:          8:00 am - 3:00 pm

Library Rules

All students are welcome to come into the library before homeroom, during lunch hour and after school. Students must behave while being in the library and should not distract any other students who may be in the library.  

Chromebook Policies:

Students can use the Chromebooks in the library. However, they are not allowed to take the Chromebook out of the library without the librarian's permission. In order to take the Chromebook out of the library, a student/faculty must have their school ID on them to check out the Chromebook. The Chromebook must be returned by the end of the period.

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Library Login Information

Please follow these steps to log into the school library Catalog and place a book on hold from your school library: 

  1. Click the "Advanced Search"  or "Advanced Search" link above "Search St. Patrick Academy Catalog" box. 
  2. From the St. Patrick Academy library homepage, click the Login button on the top right corner of the web page. 
  3. Student's login information: 
    • username: sps(student#)
    • Password: first initial, last nam e
  4. Select the location as  "St. Patricks Academy" from the dropdown menu. 
  5. Search for the book by Keywords, Title, Author, Subject or Series.
  6. Select the book which you want to place on hold.
  7. Hold button is on the right-hand side to place the book on hold.
  8. You will receive an email once your book is ready to be picked up.  


ILL Information

Now, we can borrow books from other school libraries.

Please read the Inter-library Loan Policy before you request any books or material from another library. 

  1. Use the "library login information" (steps 1-3 above) to login into your account. Once you are logged into your account, go to the catalog tab. 

  2. Click on the "Catalog Tab" to your top left side, right next to "My Info".

  3. In order to get results from all the RICAT members, change the location to RICAT (all members).

  4. Now you can search for any material by their Keyword, Title, Author, Subject or  Series. 

  5. When you find the material of your choice, click on the title to view the material and its detail.

  6. Now click on the "Hold it" on the right-hand side of the window to place the material on hold. 

  7. Once your material has been placed on hold, you can go back to Catalog by simply clicking the "Catalog" tab on the top left side of your library page. 

  8. Don't forget to "Logout" when you are done with your research.


Patrons can borrow books for up to three weeks. A maximum of 3 items can be borrowed at a time. 

Late Fees:

Patrons are responsible for the library late fee charges. Overdue material will be charged 10 cents per school day. 

Lost Material:

The student is responsible for returning the material on time. If an item is lost or damaged, students are responsible for replacing the materials at their own cost. 


A student must come into the library to renew the material at least 2 days prior to the due date. 


Patrons cannot borrow any material from another library if they owe any fines or have overdue books in their account. Students are responsible for checking their St. Patrick e-mail account or library account for their due dates, overdue fines and hold status. 

The St. Patrick Academy library is enthusiastic to provide the interlibrary loan (ILL) service to our high school students, faculty, and staff. The library circulation materials are available for interlibrary loan. Reserved items are excluded from the interlibrary loan services. The library staff and patrons can submit an interlibrary loan request by using their personal St. Patrick Academy library account. Our students are our first priority over interlibrary loan request for the same item. Students' ILL request will be filled or declined  within 24 hours. A patron will be charged .10 per day on each item for ILL late or overdue fees. Patrons are responsible for reimbursement if the item is lost or damaged. Patrons can borrow the interlibrary loan items for 35 days and can be renewed only one time.

Once students are logged into their account, they can search the material on the catalog page. Each library has different availability policy of its materials. We can only borrow the material for a certain time depending on their library policy and procedures. However, if the material is not available anywhere in Rhode Island, we can also request it from out of state. In order to request the material from another state, patrons are responsible for paying $2.00 fee per item. All the patrons have to make the payment before getting approval from the librarian. Your high school librarian has rights to deny the ILL request if a person has overdue material in their account or owe more than $5.00 outstanding balance in fine on their accounts. If anyone needs any help or have any question to request the material from ILL, please see your librarian.

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The Hate U Give

Eight Starred Reviews! #1 New York Times Bestseller! "Absolutely riveting!" —Jason Reynolds "Stunning." —John Green "This story is necessary. This story is important." —Kirkus Reviews (starred review) "Heartbreakingly topical." —Publishers Weekly (starred review) "A marvel of verisimilitude." —Booklist (starred review) "A powerful, in-your-face novel." —The Horn Book (starred review) Sixteen-year-old Starr Carter moves between two worlds: the poor neighborhood where she lives and the fancy suburban prep school she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is shattered when Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer. Khalil was unarmed. Soon afterward, his death is a national headline. Some are calling him a thug, maybe even a drug dealer and a gangbanger. Protesters are taking to the streets in Khalil’s name. Some cops and the local drug lord try to intimidate Starr and her family. What everyone wants to know is: what really went down that night? And the only person alive who can answer that is Starr. But what Starr does—or does not—say could upend her community. It could also endanger her life.

Hey, Kiddo

The powerful, unforgettable graphic memoir from Jarrett Krosoczka, about growing up with a drug-addicted mother, a missing father, and two unforgettably opinionated grandparents. In kindergarten, Jarrett Krosoczka's teacher asks him to draw his family, with a mommy and a daddy. But Jarrett's family is much more complicated than that. His mom is an addict, in and out of rehab, and in and out of Jarrett's life. His father is a mystery -- Jarrett doesn't know where to find him, or even what his name is. Jarrett lives with his grandparents -- two very loud, very loving, very opinionated people who had thought they were through with raising children until Jarrett came along. Jarrett goes through his childhood trying to make his non-normal life as normal as possible, finding a way to express himself through drawing even as so little is being said to him about what's going on. Only as a teenager can Jarrett begin to piece together the truth of his family, reckoning with his mother and tracking down his father. Hey, Kiddo is a profoundly important memoir about growing up in a family grappling with addiction, and finding the art that helps you survive.

Long Way Down

A Newbery Honor Book A Coretta Scott King Honor Book A Printz Honor Book Longlisted for the National Book Award for Young People's Literature Winner of the Walter Dean Myers Award Parents' Choice Gold Award Winner An Entertainment Weekly Best YA Book of 2017 A Vulture Best YA Book of 2017 A Buzzfeed Best YA Book of 2017 An ode to Put the Damn Guns Down, this is National Book Award finalist and New York Times bestseller Jason Reynolds's fiercely stunning novel that takes place in sixty potent seconds--the time it takes a kid to decide whether or not he's going to murder the guy who killed his brother. A cannon. A strap. A piece. A biscuit. A burner. A heater. A chopper. A gat. A hammer A tool for RULE Or, you can call it a gun. That's what fifteen-year-old Will has shoved in the back waistband of his jeans. See, his brother Shawn was just murdered. And Will knows the rules. No crying. No snitching. Revenge. That's where Will's now heading, with that gun shoved in the back waistband of his jeans, the gun that was his brother's gun. He gets on the elevator, seventh floor, stoked. He knows who he's after. Or does he? As the elevator stops on the sixth floor, on comes Buck. Buck, Will finds out, is who gave Shawn the gun before Will took the gun. Buck tells Will to check that the gun is even loaded. And that's when Will sees that one bullet is missing. And the only one who could have fired Shawn's gun was Shawn. Huh. Will didn't know that Shawn had ever actually USED his gun. Bigger huh. BUCK IS DEAD. But Buck's in the elevator? Just as Will's trying to think this through, the door to the next floor opens. A teenage girl gets on, waves away the smoke from Dead Buck's cigarette. Will doesn't know her, but she knew him. Knew. When they were eight. And stray bullets had cut through the playground, and Will had tried to cover her, but she was hit anyway, and so what she wants to know, on that fifth floor elevator stop, is, what if Will, Will with the gun shoved in the back waistband of his jeans, MISSES. And so it goes, the whole long way down, as the elevator stops on each floor, and at each stop someone connected to his brother gets on to give Will a piece to a bigger story than the one he thinks he knows. A story that might never know an END...if WILL gets off that elevator. Told in short, fierce staccato narrative verse, Long Way Down is a fast and furious, dazzlingly brilliant look at teenage gun violence, as could only be told by Jason Reynolds.

The 57 Bus

One teenager in a skirt. One teenager with a lighter.One moment that changes both of their lives forever. If it weren't for the 57 bus, Sasha and Richard never would have met. Both were high school students from Oakland, California, one of the most diverse cities in the country, but they inhabited different worlds. Sasha, a white teen, lived in the middle-class foothills and attended a small private school. Richard, a black teen, lived in the crime-plagued flatlands and attended a large public one. Each day, their paths overlapped for a mere eight minutes. But one afternoon on the bus ride home from school, a single reckless act left Sasha severely burned, and Richard charged with two hate crimes and facing life imprisonment. The case garnered international attention, thrusting both teenagers into the spotlight.

Children of Blood and Bone

They killed my mother. They took our magic. They tried to bury us. Now we rise. Zélie Adebola remembers when the soil of Orïsha hummed with magic. Burners ignited flames, Tiders beckoned waves, and Zélie's Reaper mother summoned forth souls. But everything changed the night magic disappeared.

I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter

National Book Award Finalist! Instant New York Times Bestseller! The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian meets Jane the Virgin in this poignant but often laugh-out-loud funny contemporary YA about losing a sister and finding yourself amid the pressures, expectations, and stereotypes of growing up in a Mexican-American home.    Perfect Mexican daughters do not go away to college. And they do not move out of their parents' house after high school graduation. Perfect Mexican daughters never abandon their family.   But Julia is not your perfect Mexican daughter. That was Olga's role.   Then a tragic accident on the busiest street in Chicago leaves Olga dead and Julia left behind to reassemble the shattered pieces of her family. And no one seems to acknowledge that Julia is broken, too. Instead, her mother seems to channel her grief into pointing out every possible way Julia has failed.   But it's not long before Julia discovers that Olga might not have been as perfect as everyone thought. With the help of her best friend Lorena, and her first love, first everything boyfriend Connor, Julia is determined to find out. Was Olga really what she seemed? Or was there more to her sister's story? And either way, how can Julia even attempt to live up to a seemingly impossible ideal? "Alive and crackling--a gritty tale wrapped in a page-turner. "--The New York Times   "Unique and fresh." --Entertainment Weekly "A standout." --NPR

On the Come Up

Sixteen-year-old Bri wants to be one of the greatest rappers of all time. Or at least win her first battle. As the daughter of an underground hip hop legend who died right before he hit big, Bri's got massive shoes to fill. But it's hard to get your come up when you're labeled a hoodlum at school, and your fridge at home is empty after your mom loses her job. So Bri pours her anger and frustration into her first song, which goes viral...for all the wrong reasons.

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Library Guidelines

  1. All students must have a pass to come into the library during school and lunchtime. 
  2. Please bring in your Faculty/Student ID to take any library material out of the library. 
  3. No food and drink are allowed in the library except for water. 
  4. Please turn in the Chromebooks by 2:55 pm.
  5. Please take all your belongings before leaving the library.