The Bolton Sullivan Information Commons is the ideal place to learn, share, connect, create and relax at Woodlands Academy of the Sacred Heart. The Information Commons is intended to foster 21st Century skills for students and faculty alike. Thus, it is equipped with space for group study and collaborative learning; high speed internet; and welcoming spaces for serious work, reading and relaxation. Equipped with a team of faculty and technology experts, the IC enables students, faculty and staff to fulfill their information and research needs, while also providing one-on-one academic support in a variety of disciplines.

The Bolton Sullivan Information Commons features a magnificent stained glass window of Saint Madeleine Sophie Barat and a child. The window was originally installed in 1924 in the main building of Barat College, and was given to Woodlands in 2008 by the Barat Educational Foundation. Doors on either side of the window open to a beautifully landscaped interior courtyard where students are able to read and study.


Collections & Services

The Library Media Center’s web-based Destiny Online Catalog is accessible 24/7 from any computer with Internet access.


The Library Media Center’s web-based Destiny online catalog is accessible 24/7 from any computer with Internet access.

Books, Magazines, & Videos

The print collection contains more than 15,000 volumes of fiction, non-fiction and reference titles, plus 15 newspapers and magazines. The library also owns nearly 500 curriculum-related videos and DVDs.

Reference Services

Staff provides library instruction and orientation, teaches information literacy skills, helps with reference database searching and web evaluation, and offers research assistance.

Writing/MLA Works Cited Help

Library Information

Online Databases

The Library subscribes to online reference databases selected based on their ability to provide periodical and reference information that supports the curricular needs of students and faculty. These databases are available via the Library’s home page and may be accessed remotely by students and faculty via “password bookmarks” which can be obtained from the Library staff.


The Library provides Internet access for academic and research purposes based on the school’s Internet Acceptable Use Policy.


The audiovisual collection has nearly 500 titles in video and DVD formats. These materials are available for checkout by both faculty and students.


Our collection contains 15 magazine and newspaper titles, including the Chicago Tribune, Time, Newsweek, and National Geographic, and all are available for in-library use.

Interlibrary Loan

As members of the North Suburban Library System (NSLS) we are able to obtain many items that we do not currently own from other, nearby libraries via interlibrary loan. Please ask a Librarian for assistance if a title you need is not in the Woodlands online catalog.

Other Libraries

New Materials

Books and videos are continuously being added to the Library's collection via purchase, donation, or grant. Our most recent acquisitions are listed below. If you see a title of interest, please come to the Library to check it out!

Hours and Staff


The Information Commons is open on days when school is in session during the following hours:

Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 3:30 pm
(After school hours as arranged)

Proctored Resident Hours
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm weekdays