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Religion Collections in Libraries and Archives:
A Guide to Resources in Maryland, Virginia, and the District of Columbia

Table of Contents - Preface/Acknowledgements - Abbreviations
Lists of Entries: District of Columbia - Maryland - Virginia

Dominican House of Studies: Dominican College Library

Address: 487 Michigan Avenue NE
Washington, DC 20017-1584
Telephone Number: (202) 529-5300, ext 155
Fax Number: (202) 636-4460
Contact Persons: Rev. Matthew Rzeczkowski, O.P., Librarian

Access Policies

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.
Friday 8:30 a.m.--4:30 p.m.
Saturday 9:00 a.m.--3:00 p.m.
Holidays and Summer 9:00 a.m.--noon
Open to the public: Yes
Photocopying:: Yes
Interlibrary loan: Yes

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.

Borrowing Privileges:
Not a lending institution except to members of the Washington Theological Consortium.

Cluster of Independent Theological Schools; Washington Theological Consortium. Holdings are listed in OCLC.

Background Note:
Founded in 1905.
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Description of Collections

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.

Subject Headings

Dominicans; Family--Religious life--Catholic Church; Thomas Aquinas, Saint, ca. 1225-1274

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