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

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Franciscan Monastery Library

Address: 1400 Quincy Street NE
Washington, DC 20017
Telephone Number: (202) 526-6800
Fax Number: (202) 529-9889
Contact Persons: Father Kevin Treston, Head Librarian

Access Policies

Hours of Service:
By appointment only.
Open to the public: By appointment only
Photocopying:: Yes
Interlibrary loan: Yes

Reference Policy:
Telephone and mail reference questions are accepted

Borrowing Privileges:
Most books may be borrowed with permission from the librarian.

Background Note:
The Library was established in 1900 for the use of the members of the Franciscan Community.
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Description of Collections

Books and monographs:
The collection holds 48,500 books with an emphasis on the Franciscan Order, Christian philosophy, Christian theology, and Marian studies. Other highlights include works on the Middle East and the ministry of the Franciscans there. Most books were published in the first half of the 20th century, yet there is also a small section of incunabula.

A card catalog using the Dewey Decimal classification system is available for this collection.

Periodicals and newspapers:
There are approximately 30 current subscriptions. The emphasis of this collection is on the Catholic Church, biblical studies, archaeology, and Christian philosophy.

Subject Headings

Antiquities; Catholic Church; Catholic theology; Christian philosophy; Dominicans; Franciscans; Holy Land; Marian studies; Missions and missionaries

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