Franciscan Monastery Library
||1400 Quincy Street NE
Washington, DC 20017
||Father Kevin Treston, Head Librarian
|Hours of Service:
|By appointment only.
|Open to the public:
||By appointment only
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- 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.
- 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
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.
Antiquities; Catholic Church; Catholic theology; Christian philosophy;
Dominicans; Franciscans; Holy Land; Marian studies; Missions and missionaries
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