The STM library strives to help students become critical thinkers, enthusiastic readers, skillful researchers, ethical users of information, and lifelong learners.
The STM Library subscribes to multiple scholarly databases to provide our students with consistent access to authoritative research. Throughout their time at St. Thomas More, students navigate a college-preparatory curriculum, and the library aims to assist them in growing increasingly independent in their use of these digital resources.
Through links on the Library Moodle Course, we provide students and faculty with access to
- EBSCO: MAS Ultra-School Edition, History Reference Center, Newspaper Source, Academic Search Complete, Literary Reference Center Plus, ERIC, Health Source-Consumer Edition, MasterFILE Premier, Science Reference Center, Vocational and Career Collection, Biography Reference Center, Professional Development Collection, Novelist
- Gale: Academic OneFile, Biography, Educator's Reference Complete, Gale eBooks, Health and Wellness, Gale Literature Resources Center, News, Opposing Viewpoints, Science, US History, World History
- Infobase: Issues and Controversies in American History
- Salem Online (eBooks in health, history and literature)
- Scientific American
- Catholic News Archive
- ARDA: Association of Religion Data Archives
The STM Library is the 2019 recipient of the James O. Modisette Award. This award is presented annually to an elementary school library, middle/junior high school library, and high school library to recognize excellence in Louisiana school library programs. Nominees are judged on the quality of their programs and the degree to which the programs meet the needs of the school. The application for the award includes information about the library's collection of print and online resources for student use, the literacy skills the librarians address, and how the librarians collaborate with teachers to improve student research skills.
Library Art Installation
This art installation was funded by Dr. and Mrs. John Vigorito, honoring the final wishes of Ms. Rita McGrath and Ms. Lorraine Marchand, former Most Holy Sacrament sisters who taught and served at St. Thomas More from 1982 to 2005. Both loved books, libraries and art - and were committed to education and service. Read more about the installation here.