Offering a study environment and technological resources to ensure student success.
Built in 2012, St Joseph High School's Media Center and Library was simply one extraordinary piece of the Robert & Maureen O'Keefe Academic Center. The Media Center is a pivotal part of our school culture and community - a place where our students can receive the resources and skills needed to grow and develop as an academic learner at St Joes.
Students come to the library to study, learn, and have a quiet place in which to work. Faculty and staff are available to assist with research or suggesting titles and online research resources.
Beginning in Fall 2021, the Media Center will also became home to our Student Academic Resource Center.
Beyond the Building
In December 2012, the Robert & Maureen O'Keefe Academic Center officially opened its doors. Hailed as "a new academic center to suit the dynamic and changing needs of education in the 21st century', the $4.5 million center added 20,000 square feet of classrooms, studios, seminar rooms, conference rooms, auditorium, and a large open media center to St Joseph High School's footprint. It has changed forever the face of our school.
The Library & Media Center lies upstairs in the Academic Center - bearing a striking resemblence to any university library where collaboration, innovation, and engaged learning takes center stage. Downstairs, the pottery club and kiln room are constantly busy with the artistic endeavors of students and staff alike; on any given the day, the tropical sound of steel drums echo down the hall. The Cup of Joe Cafe opened its doors in 2020 and the Marian Courtyard bursts to life each Spring, providing another quite space for reflection.
7:30am-5:30pm daily. Please note: Library may close early on early dismissal days or testing days.
The mission of the O'Keefe Media Center is to make the students of St Joseph High School information literate. The Media Center's dedicated staff provide the resources and skills through class orientations and individual instruction. The ability to find and evaluate information empowers our young men and women to make better, more informed choices.