A campus of Peace and Tranquillity

YTU is located within the tranquil grounds of the Franciscan Friary of St. Paschal.
The three downstairs classrooms, student common room and impressive Chapel all open onto the beauty of the cloister.

The administration section is located upstairs with offices for faculty and two further classrooms.

The administration section is upstairs with faculty offices and two further classrooms.

The Study Centre is linked to the main building by a covered walkway and provides both disabled access and toilet facilities. The Study Centre has one classroom, a lecture hall, a gathering area and a dedicated study area. The Social Justice library,  the Chaplain’s office and the SRC room are all located in the Study Centre.

Off-street parking is available within the grounds in the main car park (accessed from Albion Road). 

St Paschal Library

This library holds a comprehensive Catholic theology collection supporting courses taught at the Yarra Theological Union as well as research degrees and study. Particular strengths are patristic and medieval scholarship, ancient languages, art and feminist theology.
There is an extensive periodical collection and audio-visual and electronic resources.

As the library for the Franciscan Province of the Holy Spirit it is particularly strong in material relating to the Franciscan Order of Friars Minor. The library now houses three collections. In 1988 the Missionaries of the Divine Word (SVD) amalgamated its Missiology collection into St Paschal Library, and in 1995 the “YTU Collection” was integrated. As the combined purpose of the three bodies is towards the education of Catholic clergy and laity, the combination enriches the overall collection. YTU also has the Carmelite, Dorish Maru and Redemptorist Seminary Libraries.