O'Keefe Media Center

O'Keefe Media Center


Media Center Guidelines

The O'Keefe Media Center offers a full range of information resources and services that support the curriculum and the mission and goals of the school. We encourage reading, viewing and listening in a climate conducive to learning. 

A pass from your teacher is needed to come to the Media Center during class or you may sign out of your study period to come to the Media Center for quiet study. No food or drinks are allowed in the Media Center. 

Checking Out Books

You may borrow and renew as many books or magazines as needed, as long as they are not reserved or on hold for another patron. Materials are lent for three weeks at a time. Bring your selection to the front desk to be stamped and dated.

Overdue and Lost Items

You are expected to be responsible for all borrowed materials as if they were your own. Overdue notices will be sent to you through PlusPortals. There are no overdue fines however, students are responsible for the replacement cost of lost books.

Destiny Catalog

Destiny Catalogue is a search engine designed to engage students by helping them easily locate appropriate library materials that meet their classroom needs and personal interests. Please visit  http://library.sjcadets.org/  to go to the Destiny Catalog. The Destiny Catalog will be available to you on and off campus.


MLA Format is the expected standard for all written assignments across subjects unless directed by the teacher to use APA or Chicago. The National English Honor Society under the direction of Mrs Broderick, formed an MLA committee. MLA @ SJ will be an ongoing manual for all students and teachers to use. Click here to view the MLA @ SJ Manual.

Acceptable Use Policy for Internet and Network Access

All students should read the acceptable use policy for internet and network access. Access the policy here

Media Center Hours

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 O'Keefe Media Center and its dedicated staff provide the resources and skills through class orientations and individual instruction. The ability to find and evaluate information empowers these young men and women to make better, more informed choices.



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