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St.Patrick's High School Keady

Welcome to Our Library...


The purpose built Library is located centrally on the ground floor, it is a bright, attractive room which is easily accessible to pupils and staff.

School Librarian

The library is managed by a full-time professional librarian: Mrs J. McArdle

Library Aims

  • To provide a welcoming area in which pupils may read, study or do research
  • To provide a centralized resource of materials and expertise, which supports the curricular needs of pupils and staff
  • To promote the concept of reading for enjoyment
  • To enable pupils to acquire information and study skills


  • 14,000 resources, comprising of Fiction, Non-Fiction, Reference & Audio Visual Materials

  • Internet linked PC’s

  • Magazines  & Daily newspapers

  • Audio Visual

  • Years 8 & 9 - can borrow 2 books 

  • Years 10, 11 & 12 - can borrow 4 books

  • Years 13 & 14 - can borrow 6 books

  • Staff can borrow up to 10 items

  • Books must be returned on time


AR Reader


Library News

19th Jun 2015
Pictured at the recent Book Launch of student stories are the students from Darkley...
24th Apr 2015
Keady Branch Library has recently received a large selection of new study guides...
27th Mar 2015
The P6 students from Darkley Primary School have been learning how to use the library...

Booktastic Blog

Anyone in years 8-10 who would like to join the school’s online book club Booktastic should leave their name with Mrs McArdle in the library.  The blog is a fantastic way of sharing book information and chatting to other students who enjoy reading. 


Anyone interested in reading the books can pop-into the library for more information or visit the NIBA web