Librarian: Ms. Kathryn Tkach
Phone: 718-292-6100 ext. 214
Library Hours: 7:30 - 2:30 

The Monsignor Victor Pavis Library at Cardinal Hayes exists to serve students, faculty, and staff in their pursuit of information. The resources and texts available through the library are intended for research and enjoyment.

The library is a place for quiet study, reading, homework, and the use of library materials including computers to print and edit.

The library is staffed by a librarian who is ready to help students locate materials, answer questions, and discuss research and writing.

In order to borrow a book, magazine, newspaper from the library or to use any of the computers, a student must have a valid Hayes I.D. Card. 

Books are borrowed for a two-week period, with the ability to renew.

Each student is responsible for any library material that he borrows, along with any fines for late returns or payment for lost items. It is advisable that library materials borrowed in one student’s name and I.D. number not be lent to another user. 

A fine of $0.10 cents per school day is charged for overdue books. Notices are generally sent weekly to students who have overdue books/unpaid fines. Students should return books promptly without waiting for a notice. 

If three notices are ignored, the fourth notice comes from Ms.Tkach. Failure to report to the library results in detention. 

If a library item is not returned/fine paid, a detention is issued each day until the book is returned and a fine paid. At the close of the school year, books, magazines, and all other library items returned late will incur a fine of $0.25 cents per item, per day. 

Any student who wishes to use the library in lieu of going to the cafeteria during lunch period must obtain a pass from the librarian before homeroom or after school for the following lunch day. The pass must be signed by a cafeteria supervisor before arriving in the library for lunch. 

All school rules pertaining to food, drink, gum chewing, and uniform must be followed in the library. 

Any student who needs to use the library during regular class period should obtain a teacher-signed pass with the student’s name and homeroom indicated on the pass.