Welcome to St Paschal Library


St Paschal Library will be closed from Saturday 23rd of December 2023, and will reopen at 9am on Monday 8th of January 2024. The staff of St Paschal Library wish you a safe and happy Christmas and New Year.

Library hours (until 23rd February 2024)

Monday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Tuesday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Wednesday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Thursday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Friday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Saturday: Closed


Please contact the library on 03 9896 4450 or email library@franciscans.org.au for further information.

 Thank you,


St Paschal Library

19 December 2023




St Paschal Library is the provincial library of the Order of Friars Minor, Holy Spirit Province, Australia.  It is the main resource centre for Franciscan studies within Australia.

The library is also the main campus library for the Yarra Theological Union, one of the Colleges of the University of Divinity.

St Paschal Library is also open to interested members of the public.

The library houses a number of specialised collections.  In 1988 the Society of the Divine Word (SVD) amalgamated its Missiology collection into St Paschal Library, and in 1995 the YTU collection was integrated.  As the purpose of the three bodies is towards the education of Catholic clergy and laity, the combination enriches the overall collection.

Image from the Franciscans’ treasured medieval manuscript, Codex Sancti Paschalis