The Library for Lasallian Studies originated as a collection of works by and about De La Salle, the history of the Institute, and writings by many of its prominent members (ca. 2,000 titles). This collection is a research collection of printed sources and includes a number of rare titles with manuscript notes.
The original collection was expanded with an additional 3,000 titles of writings on French religious and spiritual thought in the 16th through 18th centuries, which influenced the Founder and the early history of the Christian Brothers. The highlights of this second group, which includes over 650 volumes of original editions printed before 1800, are rich collections on Jansenism, Gallicanism, Quietism, Port Royal; contemporary biblical studies; representative collections of Bossuet, Fenelon and Pascal.
The Library for Lasallian Studies is a research collection for use in the Library by appointment.
The Library for Lasallian Studies is a research collection available for in Library use only, by appointments.
Appointments are generally available Monday-Friday, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm. To request an appointment, email the Special Collections Librarian. On occasion, appointment are available outside normal hours.