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Check Out the Library

The following article appeared in the July 16, 2012 Issue of the Catholic Northwest Progress.

Check out the archdiocese’s library


Library Books

If your parish library doesn’t have the book or movie you’re looking for — or your parish doesn’t have a library — the archdiocese’s Library Media Center can help.

More than 6,500 books and 2,800 videos and DVDs are available for checkout at the library, a service of the Office of Catholic Faith Formation.

"We have a large selection of resources available in Spanish and are continually adding to this specific section," said Library Associate Lisa Hillyard.

Although the library is a well-used resource for parishes and schools, it also serves individuals, who don’t have to be affiliated with a parish or school, Hillyard said. The library will mail materials to individuals at no charge — patrons just have to pay the return postage, she said.

Patrons can search or browse for books in the library’s catalog, and a catalog mobile app is now available (contact the library for more details). Once a patron locates an item, a request to check it out can be submitted by phone (1-800-869-7027), email or fax (206-274-3136).

In-person browsing and checkout is available from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. The library is located at 910 Marion St. in Seattle.

For patrons who have a topic in mind, but no specific title, the library staff can provide a list of suggested titles, Hillyard said. Reading suggestions also are available via the Check It Out Newsletter which is updated monthly during the school year, Hillyard said.


From spirituality and inspiration to lives of the saints, these materials are currently among the most popular at the Seattle Archdiocese’s Library Media Center:

"7 Keys to Spiritual Wellness: Enriching your Faith by Strengthening the Health of your Soul," Joe Paprocki
"Falling Upward: A Spirituality for the Two Halves of Life," Father Richard Rohr
"My Brother, the Pope," Georg Ratzinger
"The Human Person: According to John Paul II," Father J. Brian Bransfield
"Between Heaven and Mirth: Why Joy, Humor, and Laughter are at the Heart of the Spiritual Life," Father James Martin

Feature films
"The Way"
"The Mighty Macs"
"Of Gods and Men"
"No Greater Love"
"The Nun"

Saint DVDs
"Edith Stein: The Seventh Chamber"
"Dorothy Day: Don't Call Me a Saint"
"Brother Sun, Sister Moon"
"Song of Bernadette"

DVD/video series
"Catholicism," Father Robert Barron
"Who Cares about the Saints," Father James Martin
"The Vision for Vatican II for Today," Father Michael Himes
"Feeding Hungry Hearts," Father Joe Kempf

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