The John E. Owens Library

John E. Owens Library, named in honor of Father Owens, who served as headmaster from 1955 to 1984, was built in 1997.

The library serves the research and curriculum needs of the students and faculty, who have access to a collection of 21,000 volumes, numerous online databases, and periodicals. Students and faculty can access the internet by using the available desktop computers as well as wireless connections.

Monday - Thursday: 7:15 am – 3:30 pm, 7:15 pm - 10:00 pm

Friday: 7:15 am - 3:30 pm

Sunday: 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm, 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

To access the Library Catalog, visit: Library Catalog Page

Course books for the 2019-2020 School Year can be ordered from MBS Direct at

  • Simply search for "Saint James School" and click on the "Saint James School - Maryland" link.
  • From here click "Let's Get Started", click "Your Term" and then select the "2019-2020 School Year".
  • Place a check mark by clicking on the box next to the course name in order to add the course books to your cart. You will see several purchase options, depending on the title of the book.
  • Check with your course selections in Blackbaud before purchasing to insure that the correct material will be ordered.