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The Matecki Library was renovated in 2022 thanks to a generous donation from Paul and Kathleen Moore Matecki '74. This space reinforces the school mission to cultivate intellectual distinction and provides students and faculty with materials that enrich and support the curriculum. According to Dr. Jennifer Sudekum, Principal of Academic Affairs, “We are so grateful to Kathleen and Paul for their belief in Catholic education. Their donation has allowed us to create a space where our students can learn and grow. All of these additions are combined with our great research databases and collection of fiction and nonfiction works,” Sudekum says. “The new library is ideal for developing the 21st-century skills necessary in college prep education.” 

The library continues to be an important place for students. It complements the school's dedication to preparing young women to go out and make a profound impact in the world. Certified librarians are available to assist the members of the school community in how to efficiently access, critically evaluate, and creatively and ethically use the information. 

The Library Collection

The library provides both physical and electronic materials; the librarians are available to assist students and teachers in locating and using the materials.

  • Search for books in the online catalog.
  • Access databases for your research needs.
  • Find everything you need to know about the library on the Library Resources page in Canvas.

The library subscription databases include full-text magazine and newspaper articles, literary criticism, social issues position articles, multimedia files and tools within the databases to help students’ research efforts. There are a variety of print and electronic materials available to students as they prepare for college, including ACT, SAT and AP practice tests.

Peer Tutoring at St. Joseph's Academy

SJA supports and encourages peer tutoring; students can request a tutor or apply to become a tutor. The library provides spaces for tutoring sessions. 

library hours

Monday through Friday
7:30 a.m. to 3:50 p.m.
(closed after school on early dismissal days) 


Please contact Jennifer Millikan, Director of Library Services, at (314) 394-4306 or at