Within Yarra Theological Union there are four individual libraries for the use of Faculty and enrolled students. They are the provincial libraries of some of the orders which constitute YTU.
St Paschal Library (Franciscan OFM)
This is the Library of the Franciscan Province of the Holy Spirit and is the main resource centre for Franciscan studies within Australia. Its comprehensive collection of Catholic theological material is also available to faculty and students from the University of Divinity. The collection of about 40,000 monographs and 150 journal titles is strong in patristic and medieval studies, ancient languages, contemporary theology and art history. In addition to the friars’ own library resources, St Paschal Library houses two additional collections: in 1988 the Missionaries of the Divine Word (SVD) placed their missiology collection (currently 3274 books) into St Paschal Library; and in 1995 the YTU library collection (currently 3578 books) was similarly integrated. Because one of the aims of these three organisations is the education of Catholic clergy and laity, this amalgamation of library resources enriches the collection for all users.
Telephone: (03) 9896 4450
Facsimile: (03) 9898 0181
Email: Web: www.vspc-franciscan.org.au
St Paschal Library staff:
Librarian & Manager: Miranda Fyfield, BA, Grad Dip Librarianship, DipEd., BTheol., AALIA
Assistant Librarian: Sai Gaytan, BLibSt (Mex.), AALIA
Library Assistant: Leonie Parsons
Carmelite Library (OCarm)
Patrick Murphy Memorial Library, Dorish Maru College(SVD)
Library strength: Mission Studies.
Redemptorist Seminary Library and Social Justice Library (CSsR)
Library strength: Systematic Theology and Social Justice.
(Social Justice Library situated in the Study Centre at YTU)
For addresses and telephone numbers of the libraries, refer to YTU Member Colleges.
University of Divinity library information can be found at http://www.divinity.edu.au/library/