Online Catalog

The online catalog is a resource for searching Bellarmine's library collection by keyword, title, author, subject or series. It is accessible at school as well as at home.

You can access the Library catalog of print materials, videos and eBooks, and most of our subscription databases, from one website. Simply click on the Access Follett Destiny button (in the right-hand column of this page) to be redirected to the Universal Search page for Bellarmine.

You must log in (upper right-hand corner of the Destiny site), using your Bellarmine credentials, to access our materials.

User Name: robert.bell17 (do not include
Password: your Bellarmine password

Subscription Databases

Bellarmine subscribes to more than twenty databases which support all areas of our curriculum. The databases are accessible via shortcuts (below) when on the school's (private) network. Remote access is also available, with the use of usernames and passwords. A list of usernames and passwords is available in the library, within the secure Library Resources page on Canvas, and from the Online Catalog when logged in.

CQ Researcher

CQ Researcher online is the digital equivalent of the print resource covering politics, policy and current issues. You will find in-depth analysis of current and controversial issues.

Gale Databases & Virtual Reference Library

Gale Databases and Virtual Reference Library is a collection of databases that include literary resources, history resources, biography, geography, news, health, environmental science and more. The Virtual Reference Library is our collection of Reference eBooks, many of which are duplicated in our print collection. 

Issues & Controversies / Issues & Controversies in American History / Today's Science

Issues and Controversies / Issues and Controversies in American History / Today's Science includes in-depth investigation of today's top issues, issues in American history and science news written especially for students.


JSTOR is an archive of scholarly journals.

Oxford African American Studies Center

Oxford African American Studies Center offers reference sources in African American Studies, timelines, maps, thematic photo essays, images and primary source documents.

Oxford Art Online

Oxford Art Online is one of the most authoritative, inclusive and easily searchable online art resource available today.

Oxford Biblical Studies

Oxford Biblical Studies online provides unrivalled access to six essential Oxford editions of the Bible alongside commentary and annotations from study Bibles seamlessly combined with reference material and primary texts.

Oxford English Dictionary

Oxford English Dictionary is a guide to the history, meaning and pronunciation of words in the English language.

Oxford Reference Online

Oxford Reference Online (ORO) is a collection of reference e-books that provide ready-reference to inquiries of all kinds.


ProQuest is a periodical database that provides access to articles from 1,480 publications and reference materials, as well as historic newspapers dating back to 1877.

Questia for Schools

Questia for Schools provides access to the full text of 25,000 books and many journals selected specifically for research projects.

Science News

Science News provides access to Science (1997-Present), Science Classic (1880-1996), Science Signaling, SAGE KE Table of Contents of current issues and back issues.


Library Staff

Hours of Operation

The Mathewson Library is open from 7:30 am to 5:30 pm Monday - Thursday, and 7:30 am to 3:00 pm on Fridays and other days with early dismissal.  Exceptions to these hours are noted in the Daily Announcements and via signage inside and outside the Library.

Library Policies

The Library is an academic building and all school policies outlined in the Student Handbook are enforced in the Library.

The environment in the Library is conducive to quiet independent study and group work kept at a low noise level.


Students may borrow five items at a time. Regular items may be checked out for 10 school days, while reference and reserve items may be checked out overnight. We have at least one copy of most textbooks which are available to use only in the Library.

Overdue fines accrue at the rate of $0.25 per day for regular materials, $0.50 per day for reference and reserve materials.

Food and Drink:

Water is the only drink allowed in the Library. Eating food or drinking any beverage other than water will result in a JUG.

Electronic Devices:

All school policies in regard to computer, tablet and cell phone usage will be enforced in the Library.

We ask that cell phones be set to silent or vibrate only, and that you take your phone conversations outside of the Library.