Welcome to the William O. Bourke Library

As part of our mission to encourage students of Charlottesville Catholic School to have a life-long thirst for knowledge, we actively support each student in becoming a self-directed reader and competent user of information. Our library staff collaborates with the Charlottesville Catholic faculty, provides class and one-on-one instruction in research, offers friendly help in exploring the library’s books, magazines and electronic resources, and in thoughtful use of the internet.

The Charlottesville Catholic School library strives to work with students and teachers at each grade level to create and develop an environment that promotes reading as a life-long skill.

Materials provided are intended to support the curriculum, aid in research and offer a range of media for personal enrichment.


Kindergarten through third grade students are allowed to check out two books for one week. Fourth through eighth grade students are allowed to check out four books for two weeks. Students may renew books up to two times with the concurrence of a librarian.

Overdue Books: Periodic ‘reminder’ notices are issued to all students (K through 8th grade) for any book(s) shown in the computer as being overdue. No fines are assessed but students are encouraged to return books as soon as possible.

Lost/Damaged Books: Students are expected to pay the replacement cost of any lost or damaged item(s) checked out from the library.