Two libraries serve the Maumee Valley community, one in the Upper School and one in the Lower School. Students in the Middle School may use both libraries. Both feature computer labs that provide access to Maumee Valley's online public access catalog, local public/university libraries, and the Internet.
The mission of the Upper School Library is to establish and maintain a strong foundation on which students become life-long readers and critical users of information. When students leave Maumee Valley, they are solidly prepared to navigate and engage in the rigorous research oriented environment of academia. The Upper School library collection includes 14,000 books, more than 80 periodical titles, three newspaper subscriptions, hundreds of art slides, and more than 1,000 videotapes. The collection emphasizes current reference works, curricular materials, and both print and non-print material to supplement classroom assignments, as well as a fine collection of contemporary and classic fiction.
The library is centrally located within the Upper School providing easy access for all students. An adjacent, recently renovated Reading Room provides a comfortable area for individuals or groups to study and gives teachers a place to have their classes watch an educational television broadcast, video or DVD together. The Reading Room also houses a video editing system for student and faculty use.
Blakey Resource Center
The Kathleen Blakey Resource Center is located in a large open area lying at the heart of the Lower School. It houses the Lower and Middle School library and two computer labs. The library contains about 12,000 titles including fiction, non-fiction, and reference. In addition, the library houses about 600 videotapes and DVDs, many CD-ROM reference works, and 35 periodicals.
The mission of the Blakey Resource Center is to function as an intellectual force that stimulates and enriches the educational climate of the school and to serve as a support system by providing resources that enable students to become enlightened, compassionate, and contributing citizens. The Resource Center seeks to teach students information literacy skills that will allow them to access, evaluate, synthesize, and communicate information from a variety of media including print, audio-visual, and computerized technology. Additionally, the Resource Center seeks to help students gain an appreciation and love of good literature.