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Mission Statement

The mission of the Holy Apostles College and Seminary Library is to support the academic and formation programs of our college and seminary. The Library is also committed to providing access to information resources that promote lifelong learning.

As a Catholic institution of higher education, we strive to preserve our Catholic heritage through carefully defined resource acquisition and collection development policies. The reference and circulating book collections reflect this mission. These collections contain more than 60,000 print volumes with an emphasis on theology, philosophy, bioethics, and the humanities. We retain unique materials in our established special collections and archives departments, including the Pope Benedict XVI Collection, the Pope John Paul II Bioethics Collection, the Archives of the Missionaries of the Holy Apostles, and our College and Seminary Archives. 

The Library subscribes to over 200 print and electronic newspapers and serial collections, as well as to specialized Catholic and theological databases and eBooks. The Library also benefits from the digital resources available through the iCONN database program of the Connecticut Library Network (CLN). This unique state-funded service permits our students and faculty to access electronic resources in a variety of subject areas beyond our core collections. 

Housed within the Library is a computer classroom. The Library is committed to providing the technology necessary to support the intellectual and spiritual activities of our students and faculty. Continuous upgrades of our computer classroom facility enable our students to conduct research and produce reports on-site. Our wireless networked environment allows students to utilize their own laptops and portable devices to access our library resources. The Library also provides on-going reference services, as well as information and computer literacy programs, to our on-campus and distance learning communities. 

As a resource center for the Magisterial documents of the Catholic faith, the Library also recognizes its value to the surrounding communities and places great care in the cultivation of resource sharing. To support this commitment, Holy Apostles College and Seminary Library participates in several interlibrary lending programs.  Through the CLN’s ReQuest system, we share resources with over 300 participating Connecticut Libraries. As members of the American Theological Library Association (ATLA), we also enjoy reciprocal borrowing privileges with member libraries.

Library Hours (Spring and Fall Semesters)

Monday-Thursday 9:00 a.m. –  9:30 p.m.

Friday  9:00 a.m. --  noon ; 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Saturday 9:00 a.m.-- noon ; 12:30 p.m.  - 4:30 p.m.    

Sunday 1:00 p.m. -- 4:00 p.m. ; 6:30 p.m. –  9:30 p.m. 

Please contact the library directly for information on hours of operation during Summer/Christmas break.

Staff Directory  

Name Position Phone
Clare Adamo Director of Library Services 860-632-3011    
Br. Robert Whitton Assistant to the Director 860-632-3009
Dae Roydauphinais Cataloging/Reference Assistant 860-632-3884
Staff Interlibrary Loan/ Serials  860-632-3013

 

 

 

 

Library@holyapostles.edu

 

(860) 632-3010