Horarium
  • Monday - Friday

    7:00am Mass & Morning Prayer
    12:00pm Rosary & Midday Prayer
    5:30pm Office of Readings & Evening Prayer
    9:00pm Compline (Monday - Thursday)
  • Saturday

    8:00am Mass with Morning Prayer
    12:00pm Office of Readings & Midday Prayer
    5:20pm Rosary
    5:40pm Evening Prayer
  • Sunday

    8:30am Office of Readings & Morning Prayer
    11:15am Mass
    5:20pm Rosary
    5:40pm Evening Prayer
    9:00pm Compline
Calendar
  • Monday, May 4

    Reading Day

  • Tuesday-Friday, May 5-8

    Final Exam Week

  • Friday, May 8

    Semester Ends

  • Monday, May 11

    All Grades Due

  • Monday-Friday, May 11-15

    Special Exams Week

  • Friday, May 15

    Commencement

    5 p.m. Priory Chapel

  • Friday, May 22

    Priesthood Ordinations

    St. Dominic Church

    Offices and Library Closed

  • Monday, May 25

    Memorial Day

    Offices and Library Closed

  • Thursday, June 4 - Sunday, June 7

    5th Annual Philosophy Workshop:

    Aquinas and the Philosophy of Nature

    Mount St. Mary College, Newburgh, N.Y.

  • Tuesday, July 7 - Thursday, July 9

    Becoming a Better Confessor:

    Using the Virtues and Vices in the Confessional

    Fourth Annual Summer Conference for Priests

    Basilica of the Assumption, Baltimore

About the Library

The Dominican Theological Library (DTL) began as the faculty library of the Dominican House of Studies at Somerset, Ohio, in 1834. It was moved to Washington, D.C., with the establishment of the current House of Studies in 1905. Our faculty became a Pontifical Faculty of Theology in 1941, and is also civilly accredited. A new wing for the Faculty and Library was dedicated in 2009.   The DTL holds approximately 59,000 volumes in its circulating collection, as well as some 2,700 titles in its specialized Reference, Dominican and Rare Books collections. We also receive many scholarly journals.   The DTL is a member of the Washington Theological Consortium and of the Higher Education Library Information Network (HELIN).

Today many libraries are better described as information centers or media centers. While the DTL employs some new information technologies and new media, it remains, above all, a traditional library: a place for books and for the rigorous acquisition of learning. All our collections, services, and facilities are meant to foster serious and recollected study in the service of the Gospel.

Highlights from the Dominican Theological Library Collections

Every month the library creates a new mini exhibition showcasing various books centered around a specific theme. November’s exhibit is focused on an exploration of the Saints and features a variety of books on several different saints from across the centuries. The exhibit can be found in the display cases on the main floor, to the right of the recent perodicals.  

Library Hours

Monday            8:30 am - 9:00 pm

Tuesday           8:30 am - 9:00 pm

Wednesday     8:30 am - 9:00 pm

Thursday         8:30 am - 6:00 pm

Friday              8:30 am - 6:00 pm

Saturday         9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Graduating Students: Please be aware that all books must be returned and fines cleared before noon on Friday May 15, 2015.  

The Library will close at 3pm on Friday May 15, 2015 for graduation.