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Website: Woodstock Theological Center Library
Consortium Students and Faculty members are also eligible to use the entire Georgetown University library system, if they get validation first through Woodstock. Georgetown University Libraries
The Woodstock Theological Center Library is one of the oldest and most notable Catholic theological libraries in the United States. Owned by the Maryland and New York provinces of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits), the library is currently housed as a separate collection in Georgetown’s Joseph Mark Lauinger Library. The collection contains approximately 190,000 circulating volumes, 700 periodical titles, as well as an up-to-day reference collection. It is especially strong in the areas of biblical studies, spirituality, church history, the Jesuits, liturgy, and the social aspects of Christianity. Its rare book holdings (link: rare book holdings) of over 17,500 titles is an outstanding collection of 15th through 19th century counter-reformational and American theological works. In 2002, the library began to make available on its web site a number of primary Jesuit texts, including selected letters and instructions of St. Ignatius of Loyola, the complete works of John Courtney Murray, S.J (link: John Courtney Murray, S.J) and primary works by Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, S.J. (Link: Teilhard Schmitz-Moormann Collection).