Dominican House of Studies: Dominican College Library
|Hours of Service:
|Monday and Wednesday
||8:30 a.m.--10 p.m.
|Tuesday and Thursday
||8:30 a.m.--4:30 p.m., 7:00 p.m.--10:00 p.m.
||8:30 a.m.--4:30 p.m.
||9:00 a.m.--3:00 p.m.
|Holidays and Summer
|Open to the public:
Open to students of the Washington Theological Consortium. Open
to the public for reference only. An $8.00 minimum is charged for
interlibrary loan transactions.
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- Borrowing Privileges:
- Not a lending institution except to members of the Washington
- Cluster of Independent Theological Schools; Washington Theological
Consortium. Holdings are listed in OCLC.
- Background Note:
- Founded in 1905.
- Books and monographs:
- The collection holds 55,700 volumes, emphasizing the works
of St. Thomas Aquinas, Thomistic philosophy and theology, Dominican
authors, and studies about the Dominican Order. The Library also
serves the John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and
Family and has holdings on Catholic family life.
- Periodicals and newspapers:
- There are 391 current subscriptions as of March 1996; 920 bound
titles with an additional 200 (approximately) titles not formally
part of the collection, but which are available for use on special
request. Inclusive dates of this collection are 1834 to present.
Subject areas covered mirror those in the book collection: St.
Thomas Aquinas, Thomistic philosophy and theology, Dominican authors,
and studies about the Dominican Order. In addition to Dominican
resources, periodicals also address the needs of the Oblate College
and De Sales School of Theology. Materials are in various languages,
mainly Italian, French, German, Latin, Polish, Spanish, and Belgian.
Various indexes help the student to use the collection: Catholic
Periodical and Literature Index; Elenchus of Biblical Bibliography;
Ephemerides Theologicae Lovainienses; New Testament Abstracts;
Old Testament Abstracts, and other standard sources.
- 33 titles; 495 reels, 600 fiche dealing with Dominican resources.
- Databases, CD-ROMS, and other machine-readable sources:
- ATLA Religion Database on CD-ROM.
Dominicans; Family--Religious life--Catholic Church; Thomas Aquinas,
Saint, ca. 1225-1274
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