Library Information

The St. Augustine's Seminary Library supports all the academic programs offered by the Seminary. Its collection of more than 46,000 volumes is strong in Roman Catholic theology with an emphasis on resources for ministry. There are subscriptions to more than 133 periodicals and newspapers and a small collection of DVDs, videos and audio cassettes.   Most of the collection, except the non-print resources, is searchable through the Catalogue of the University of Toronto Libraries (UTL): This union catalogue shows the holdings of over 40 libraries that comprise UTL. The UTL system includes the libraries of six other theological colleges. Theology students have at their disposal more than eleven million print volumes; 1.4 million e-books; 160.000 e-journals; and thousands of electronic encyclopedias and indexes.  

Students and faculty at St. Augustine's Seminary have the same access to and borrowing privileges in these libraries as their U of T counterparts. They also have both onsite and offsite access to the many electronic resources licensed by UTL. The U of T student card, known as the T-card, serves as the library card for the entire library system. Materials that are borrowed from the St. Augustine’s Seminary Library must be returned to the Seminary library.   

The St. Augustine’s Seminary Library collection meets most of the needs of those taking Seminary Courses. However, the six libraries connected with the other T.S.T. colleges and the Robarts library, which contains the main theological collection on the St. George campus, can also be used by St. Augustine’s students.  Materials from other libraries may not be returned to the St. Augustine’s Seminary Library.  

The staff at St. Augustine’s Seminary Library provides reference and research assistance; consultations can be booked to learn how to use library resources. Contact the library:

Please note that outstanding library fines may result in the withholding of final transcripts.
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