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Mother Philemon Doyle Library @ NDP

Mother Philemon Doyle (1874-1961) spent her entire life serving God and others. Raised by the School Sisters of Notre Dame, she entered the convent on Charles Street in 1896. She served as both a teacher and principal before returning to the College of Notre Dame in 1919 as president and mother superior. The library is named in her memory.


  • Refurbished in 2012 through generous donations from the Class of 2012 and the Parents’ Association
  • Open from 7:30 – 4:30 each day
  • Student Work Center with self-service black & white and color copiers
  • Fourteen desktop computers installed in 2017 and 10 additional laptops available for in-library use.
  • Separate library classroom with an interactive projector 
  • Three “break-out” rooms available for group study or independent work
  • Studious atmosphere maintained throughout the day
  • The MacIntosh Reading Room houses The Margot and Diane Dippold Women’s Collection Reading Room – a gift from NDP alumna Dr. Diane Dippold MacIntosh '58 containing books by women, for women, and about women


  • Responsive collection development including books, periodicals, DVDs and databases which eliminates the need for trips to the public library
  • 34 subscription databases are hand-selected to support the curriculum
  • Extensive Reference section includes books available for two-night check-out as well as many titles available as eBooks
  • Large Young Adult literature section encourages reading for pleasure
  • Broad collection of audio-visual materials 
  • Up-to-date periodicals and newspapers
  • Digital video and still cameras, tripods, photo lights, and computer projectors are available to borrow.
  • No limit on the number of materials that can be checked out – even during summer vacation


  • Staffed by two full-time librarians and three additional assistants
  • Working collaboratively, librarians and faculty offer authentic and holistic lessons in research that prepare students for college and beyond.


A treasured tradition at Notre Dame Prep, Library Week in the spring celebrates the library and is named the Ellen Norton Cullen Library Week in honor of a beloved librarian. 

NDP's library is staffed by two full-time master’s level librarians and three additional assistants.

Contact Information:

  • Sandra Veresink, Head Librarian
  • Kristie DeMaso, Library Assistant
  • Sophie Fineran, School Librarian
  • Pam Keffer, Library Assistant
  • Rosemarie Schmuff, Library Assistant