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“The only thing you absolutely have to know, is the location of the library”
- Albert Einstein -

The Burke Family Library is an active space for study, creativity, and group work - with a living collection of over 5,000 prints, alongside access to extensive online databases that span a vast array of subjects and disciplines. Our collection is intentionally curated in response to our teacher’s evolving curriculum, with an eye towards showcasing diverse viewpoints and voices. Students become skilled and efficient researchers, empowered to investigate their interests and refine their own subject mastery.

Burke Family Library

Online Databases


print titles

Open 50+

hours a week!

Annette Counts
Annette Counts

Originally from Stockton, Annette has a BA in History and an MA in Education, both from Stanford. She also has a Masters in Library and Information Science from San Jose State. She has been with O’Dowd since 2005, and felt a calling to teach ever since she taught second grade Catechism at the age of 17. 

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