Seminary Faculty & Staff

Welcome to the Library!

Library staff members are here to help you, so please ask us for assistance if you need it.

Library Catalog

There are two ways to start your search for items in our library.

Library Home Page for a quick search

Library Catalog for a detailed search

Finding an item in our library.

First, make sure the item has the status, Available, in the catalog.

  • Books are located on all three floors.
  • CDs, DVDs, and Videos are located on the third floor.
  • Sound Cassettes are on the second floor.
  • The Media Collection is located in the hallway of the library offices.

Click here for more information on borrowing, requesting and renewing items.

Library Account

Seminary Faculty and Staff are issued accounts when they are hired and are given a Library ID.


Access Library Account

Check Out Period for Library Items & Renewals
  Loan Period Renewals
Faculty & Staff Items are due on the 31st of May following the date they were checked out. Unlimited


If another patron requests the item, you will be notified and given two weeks to return the recalled item.

Click here for more information about overdue and lost items.

Returning Library Items

Place your returns on the shelves in the hallway of the library offices. The return shelves are to the right as you enter the hallway from the reading room. If the office is closed, you may put the item on the circulation desk in the reading room.


The library maintains two displays: New Additions Display and a Theme Display. Items on the New Additions Display are changed weekly. Theme Display items are changed every two weeks.

Display items may not be checked out immediately, but may be reserved. To reserve a display item, sign your name on the circulation card for books or sign the checkout sheet for Audio Visual items, but leave the item on the display. When the displays are rotated, the library will notify you that you can come and pick up your item.

Photocopier, Computers, Internet & Wireless Access

Seminary Faculty and Staff have wireless access in the library through their Conception Abbey computing account.

Click here for more information about Computers, Photocopier and Internet Access.

Study & Reading Spaces

The library provides a number of study and reading spaces throughout our three floors.

Reading Room 1st Floor of the Stacks 2nd Floor of the Stacks 3rd Floor of the Stacks
9 study tables
couch and 3 chairs
10 computers
3 study carrels 6 study carrels 2 study tables
4 study carrels
5 reading chairs


We ask that you be considerate of others when using these spaces.

The library provides signs for items that you wish to set aside when you are temporarily away from your study space. Please consolidate your items into a small, orderly pile so others can use the study space when you are not using it. The library is not responsible for missing items.

Course Assistance

Click here for more information about how the library can provide assistance for your courses through Reserves, Course Webpages and Instruction.


The library subscribes to a number of databases. They offer a variety of information through indexes, full-text articles, dictionary and encyclopedia entries and images.

Click here to find out more about each database.

Research Help

The Librarians are here to help you find the information you need.

Contact us or drop by the library during office hours.


Christopher Brite Fiona Holly
(660) 944-2863
(660) 944-2990
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