Library and Media Center

Welcome to Our Lady of Wisdom Library Learning Commons


  • Monday - Friday 
  • 7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. on normal school days

Books/ Periodicals

  • Atriuum Is our Online Public Access Catalog, or OPAC
  • Students may check-out 2 items for two weeks.
  • While there are no fines for overdue materials, students are responsible for the cost of replacing lost or irreparably damaged books.
  • Students will not be allowed to check out materials if they have overdue items or unpaid replacement fees. 

Copying/ Printing

  • Students may copy or print materials for school related purposes.
  • Please ask the librarian or library aide for assistance if needed.


For online access to periodical and reference databases, we encourage students to use the Alabama Virtual Library (AVL).  The social, ethical, and moral standards which we follow in our daily school life apply equally to our use of the Internet. Thus, we strive to provide students with authoritative resources in support of the educational goals and objectives of our school.


Our Library Media Center is slowly transitioning into a student-centered Library Learning Commons (LLC) that not just serves as a repository of information, but fosters inquiry through collaboration and social learning. Our students not only locate information, they use it to solve real-world problems, create new products, and explore new ways of thinking. It is our goal to provide a multi-layered approach to learning to accommodate and engage different types of learners on their journey to achieve a well-rounded, quality education, and to encourage the desire for life-long personal, spiritual and intellectual growth. To attain these goals we strive to:

  • help students acquire techniques for gathering information and constructing knowledge
  • provide resources, materials and services that support personal, spiritual and intellectual growth
  • create a welcoming and flexible user-friendly environment
  • encourage and support the use of technology

Our first major project in the transition was to create Collaboration Stations. We were fortunate to receive a grant from the Raskob Foundation for Catholic Activities, Inc. which allowed us to purchase the materials for the stations. They have been a huge success!  The Collaboration Stations foster student investment in their own learning.  Student learning is active and student-driven through student interdependence and social interaction, rather than passive and teacher-driven through lectures.

Personal and Social Support

The rapid growth and physical development of an adolescent increases the likelihood of personal and social positive milestones and challenges.   Whether the experience is rewarding or negative, teens can experience a fair amount of stress in their high school life.   Peer relationships, family relationships, peer pressure and the ever increasing use of new technologies can present students with choices or circumstances that sometimes hinder academic growth and potential. The Counseling Department offers individual and peer support to assist students in making healthy decisions.  Educational awareness and outreach to families and students is available as well.

Service Hours

During the summer our JPII students were all over town lending a helping hand. Here are some of the places they spent their time volunteering: JPII Summer Camps, VBS, North Alabama Work Camp, EPIC (Exceptional People in the Community), The Humane Society, All Community Public Libraries, AAUW Tech Trek Robotics Camp, Fellowship of Christian Athletes Camp Volunteer, Jeanne Shepherd Cancer Foundation, HSV Hospital, Boys and Girls Club of North Alabama, Honduras Medical World Mission, Byrd Springs Swim Association and Manna House.