Learning Resource Center

Sr. Bernard M. Friess Learning Resource Center

Hours: 7:00 a.m - 4:00 p.m.
Staff: Mrs. Kelly Gupta, Library/Media Specialist
Mrs. Barbara Wood, Librarian
Contact Us: 330-253-9113 x117 

The St. Vincent-St. Mary School Learning Resource Center (LRC) exists to serve students and staff. Its primary purposes are to support the curriculum, to teach library and research skills, to promote information literacy, and to meet the growing needs and interests of students. Teachers may schedule their classes to use the LRC and its resources. Students are also welcome during their study halls and before/after school. 

Located on the top level of the school, the LRC has been redesigned with gracious funding provided by proceeds from the James Burden 5K. This spacious and accessible area has been arranged to accommodate students both in the Pamela Godshalk Makerspace, the main library area, as well as our new College and Career Resource Center. Our Gale Research Database can be accessed electronically from anywhere in the world using the STVM website, and the print collection consists of approximately 4,000 volumes. Two large television screens complete the outer area, which students and staff may use to work collaboratively or to present to larger audiences.

Inside the Makerspace you’ll find a 3D printer, two Cricuts, 3D pens, and a plethora of supplies for students and faculty to use. In the outer LRC are many tables which have electrical connections beneath to charge student devices and to provide students with table space to work with their devices. Comfortable reading chairs are also available. A printer is available for students and staff at no charge; however, paper conservation is encouraged. A section of the LRC has also been designed to accommodate the Journalism and Yearbook classes.

Gale Research Databases

We subscribe to Gale research datatbases for students to locate credible, quality materials for their assignments and projects; each database includes a wealth of reference book articles; journal, magazine, and newspaper articles; primary source documents; images and videos. 

Access ALL of the Gale Research Resources

Online Resources

INFOhio contains many resources for students and teachers provided through funding by the State of Ohio. To utilize this site, click on "Resources 9-12." Some of the resources require a user name and password. Here is the user/pass information: *Please contact the LRC staff or your teacher for the username and password

The Akron-Summit County Public Library includes their online catalog and many online research databases. To access online databases, though, you need an Akron-Summit County library card.