||134 Christendom Drive
Front Royal,VA 22630
|| (540) 636-1655
||Andrew Armstrong, Library Director;
Stephen P. Pilon, Library Assistant;
Clare M. Curley, Library Assistant
(use name of person you wish to contact as subject of message)
|Hours of Service:
|Saturday and Sunday
|Open to the public:
The Library closes every day for lunch (11:15 a.m.-12:45 p.m.)
and for dinner (5:15 p.m-6:15 p.m.). These hours apply ONLY during
the school year; summer hours are not currently set. The Library
is also closed for Christmas holidays between December 22-January
In-house photocopies are 10 cents a copy. Interlibrary loans are
shipped at no cost to borrower (including photocopying); page limitation
of 30 pages. More than this will mean that 10 cents a page will
be charged to borrower.
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- Reference Policy:
- Telephone and mail inquiries are accepted, with priority given
to faculty, staff, students, and alumni.
- Borrowing Privileges:
- These privileges are for faculty, students, staff, and local
residents only. The latter may borrow if they register with the
Library giving proof of residence.
- OCLC, SE Library Network. Partial holdings are listed in OCLC.
The symbol is PYY. OCLC searches may be done for the public or
for personal questions for a fee of three dollars.
- Background Note:
- Founded 1977, by Dr. Warren H. Carroll, current chairman of
the History Department.
- Books and monographs:
- 43,700 volumes with inclusive publication dates from the 19th
century to the present. Primary strengths are Catholic theology,
its doctrines and history, and a strong collection of hagiography.
Philosophical studies, both ancient and modern, are strong as
well. Additional areas of strength, often reflecting the focus
and strength of the curriculum, include: Bible studies, papal
encyclicals, eschatology, liturgy, ordination, the papacy, patristics,
prayer, religious biography, sacraments, saints, and Catholic
Currently the Library has both a card and a computer catalog.
All titles are included in the online catalog, covering the
dates shown for the collection.
- Periodicals and newspapers:
- 208 subscriptions; 2,970 volumes with inclusive publication
dates from the 1800s to the present. Subject emphases include
Catholic theology, doctrines, and current religious news.
The Periodical Listing (on paper) covers this collection.
It is updated regularly.
- Archives, manuscripts, correspondence, and oral histories:
- 1,138 volumes with dates from the 1500s to the present. Strengths
of the collection include early printed hagiographies and papal
documents. Andrew Armstrong, Library Director, is the curator
for this collection and can be reached at (540) 636-2900, ext.
- 809 reels, primarily back issues of journals and some older
books. A highlight of this collection is a long run of L'Osservatore
Romano, Weekly Edition in English.
- Videos and Sound Recordings:
- Approximately 200 films and videotapes, with publication dates
from the 1950s to the present. The focus of this collection is
current religious topics: talks with religious personalities,
the life of Christ, and documentaries.
The online catalog covers this collection.
- Vertical files:
- 1,154 vertical files from the 1900s to the present. The strength
of this collection is in Catholic theology and pastoral concerns.
The collection is covered by the online catalog.
- Databases, CD-ROMS, and other machine-readable sources:
- Works of Saint Thomas Aquinas.
Biblical studies; Catholic Church; Catholic Church--Clergy; Catholic
Church--Doctrine; Eschatology; Hagiography; Liturgy; Ordination; Papacy;
Papal encyclicals; Patristics; Prayer; Religious biography; Sacraments;
Saints; Spirituality--Catholic Church; Thomas Aquinas, Saint, ca.