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Cardinal Stafford

Welcome to the Library!

As of September 2022, the Library is open only by appointment from 10am-2pm Monday-Friday. Contact a library staff member to schedule your appointment. The Library’s Interlibrary Loan service allows faculty and students from St. John Vianney Seminary and the Augustine Institute only to obtain materials from other libraries that are unavailable at Cardinal Stafford Library.

While you’re in the Library, be sure to spend some time in the Reading Room, look at one of our over 150 subscription journals, relax in the G.K. Chesterton Reading Room, or browsing the books curated for sale. After you schedule your appointment, our staff can help you locate the materials you need.

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About the Library

A short timeline:

  • 1932 – Formal organization of the Library by the Seminary
  • 1956 – Our current space finished construction
  • 2014 – Climate control renovations occurred
  • 2018 – New lighting installed
  • 2019 – Flooring in the Reading Room was refinished
  • 2020 – Existing furniture in the Reading Room was beautified
  • 160,000 – Approximate number of volumes held by the Library

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