MarkForBlogAs the seminarians come back from the summer, and as students at other schools, both high school and college, get ready to return as well, now is the time to remind people once again about the quality of our collection in terms of research and studying. This includes, but is definitely not limited to, subjects such as biblical studies, as well as areas of continued research, both in regards to the theology of the Catholic Church and dealing with the humanities in general.

For example, in biblical studies, we have a treasure trove of reference materials, including the Anchor Bible series, Interpreter’s Dictionaries, the New Interpreter’s Bible, etc. These are available for research in the library, and photocopies can be made of relevant passages. After your initial start, then you can hit the heart of the Biblical Studies collection, sorted by the Library of Congress categorization system. This can be roughly broken down to General, General Old Testament, Old Testament Books, General New Testament, New Testament Books. As you can see, you can come into the library with specific books in mind, or just browse your way through the collection (my personal favorite, you never know what you might find).

This can be done with any other subject or research project you may have. Either Kathy or I will be here and happy to help with any questions you might have, and hopefully be able to point you in the right direction to get your research project off to the right start.

As always, if you have any ideas and comments for things I could change, please let me know. These are always appreciated, anything I can do to make this better I will strive my best to accomplish.

Here is some of the basic information about the library:

  • Our standard hours are Tuesdays, Thursdays, 12 to 8 p.m.; Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Our address is 3257 S. Lake Dr. St. Francis, WI 53235, right next to Henni Hall, due west of the South Parking Lot.
  • The library’s phone number is (414) 747-6479. If you would like to contact me through email, it is
  • There is free Wi-Fi available.
  • The library catalog is available online.

So, come in and check us out – everybody is welcome.