Welcome to St Paschal Library

Closed on Friday 25th January at 5.00pm and re-opened on Wednesday 30th January at 9.00am; closed on Sundays.

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