Horarium
  • Schedule is subject to change. Please check the priory website, dhspriory.org, for the latest information.
  • 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
  • Tuesday, October 17, 6 PM

    Muslim Philosophers and the Christian Middle Ages

    Prof. Thérèse Cory (Notre Dame)

    University of Oklahoma, Nielsen Hall 170

    Sponsored by the Thomistic Institute at OU

  • Wednesday, October 18, 6 PM

    Evil: The Great Accuser of God’s Existence

    Fr. John Harris, O.P.

    University College Dublin, Room B101 in the Newman Building

    Co-sponsored by the Thomistic Institute and the Newman Society at UCD.

  • Thursday, October 19, 6 PM

    Understanding Nietzsche’s Postmodern Critique of Christianity

    Fr. Thomas Joseph White, O.P. (PFIC/Thomistic Institute)

    Harvard University, Emerson 108 in Harvard Yard

    Sponsored by the Thomistic Institute and the Harvard Catholic Graduate Student Chaplaincy

  • Thursday, October 19, 7 PM

    Blinded by Scientism? The Proper Role-and Limits-of Science in the Quest for Truth

    Prof. Edward Feser (Pasadena City College)

    U.C. Berkeley, Barrows 166

    Sponsored by the Thomistic Institute at UC Berkeley

  • Friday, October 20

    Grades Due on Incompletes from the Previous Semester

  • Friday, October 20, 12:30 PM

    Where Rights Come From and What They Mean for Healthcare

    Fr. Thomas Joseph White, O.P. (PFIC/Thomistic Institute)

    Harvard Medical School (final room location TBA)

    Sponsored by the Thomistic Institute, the Christian Medical and Dental Association, and the Catholic Students Association

  • Tuesday, October 31

    7:30 PM - Vigil of All Saints, DHS Chapel

  • Friday, November 3

    Last Day to Withdraw from Classes with a “WD” Grade

  • Monday, November 6, 3:30 PM

    Reading Between the Lines: Neglected Notation in Dominican Mass Manuscripts

    Dr. Eleanor Giraud (University of Limerick)

    Aquin Hall, PFIC

  • Wednesday, November 8, 6PM

    The Drama of Grace: Sigrud Undset and the Narrative of Conversion

    Fr. Raymund Snyder, O.P. (Thomistic Institute)

    Catholic Information Center, D.C.

  • Thursday, November 9, 7 PM

    Does God Exist? An Argument for God’s Existence from Thomas Aquinas

    Fr. James Brent, O.P. (PFIC)

    JMHI Preclinical Teaching Building (PCTB)

    Sponsored by the Hopkins Thomistic Institute

  • Saturday, November 11, 1 PM

    “Angels, Demons and Aquinas”

    The Catholic Center at NYU

  • Monday, November 13 - Friday, November 17

    Registration for Spring 2018 Classes

  • Wednesday, November 22 - Friday, November 24

    Thanksgiving Recess

    No Classes; Offices and Library close at noon on Wednesday)

  • Tuesday, December 5 - Monday, December 11

    Course Evaluation Week

  • Friday, December 8

    Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception

    No Classes; Offices and Library Closed

  • Saturday, December 9, 12 PM

    The Virgin Mary: Full of Grace and Mother of God

    Fr. Andrew Hofer, O.P. (PFIC)

    The Catholic Center at NYU

  • Monday, December 11

    Reading Day

    No Classes; Offices and Library Open

  • Tuesday, December 12, 4PM

    The Rational Mystery: The Promise of Catholicism in the 21st Century

    Fr. Thomas Joseph White, O.P. (PFIC)

    Alexander Reading Room, Baylor University

    Sponsored by the Thomistic Institute and the Baylor University Honors College

  • Tuesday, December 12 - Friday, December 15

    Final Examination Period

  • Friday, December 15

    Semester Ends

  • Monday, December 18 - Wednesday, December 20

    Special Exam Period

  • Thursday, December 21

    Library and Offices Close at Noon for Christmas Break

    PFIC reopens on January 2, 2018

  • Saturday, April 14, 6 PM, 2018

    Eighth Annual Dominican Spring Gala

    Cloister of the Dominican House of Studies

  • Monday, May 7, 2018

    Annual Save the Rare Books Golf Tournament

    Westfields Golf Club, Clifton, Virginia

Library FAQ

How do I know if I have privileges at the Dominican Theological Library?

I’m a new PFIC student, what do I need to set up my library account?

How do I login to my library account online?

What can I do through my online account? Can I renew books?

Does DTL participate in Inter Library Loan (ILL)?

I’m working with a group on a project and we need some place to collaborate, can we work in the library?

Course Reserves: Can I check out a book a professor put on reserve?

I need to do some copying/printing/scanning while in the library, how can I do that?

There’s a book the library doesn’t have but I think would be a valuable addition to the collection, what should I do?

Does the library take book donations?


How do I know if I have privileges at the Dominican Theological Library?

DTL is a private library, therefore, only those with privileges may use our facility.

  • All faculty, students, and staff of the PFIC and residents of the Dominican House of Studies (DHS) have visiting and borrowing privileges.
  • Students and faculty at institutions in the Washington Theological Consortium (WTC) have visiting and borrowing privileges. You must bring your student ID and a signed and completed WTC form from your home library. You will need a new form for each new semester you wish to have privileges.
  • Students and faculty from HELIN member institutions with ID have visiting and borrowing privileges.
  • Students and faculty from the Institute for Psychological Studies with institution ID have visiting and borrowing privileges.
  • Students and faculty from the Notre Dame Graduate School of Christendom College with institution ID have visiting and borrowing privileges.
  • All visiting Catholic clergy, religious, seminarians, and Dominican tertiaries (members of lay Fraternities of St. Dominic) have visiting privileges.

The number of Visiting Scholars, Patron, and Guest memberships is limited. Applications are considered on a first-come, first-served basis, and admittance is not guaranteed. Please address correspondence to the Librarian, Dominican Theological Library, 487 Michigan Ave, NE, Washington, DC 20017, or email librarian@dhs.edu. Include why you would like to use our collections (such as research interest, specific item, etc), when you would like to visit and for how long.

All non-DHS guests to the library must check in at the circulation desk.

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I’m a new PFIC student, what do I need to set up my library account?

Setting up your library account is easy and only takes about 5 minutes. All you need to bring with you is your student ID card! Just come to the circulation desk, introduce yourself as a new student, and we’ll get you all set up.

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How do I login to my library account online?

You can log into your library account from the catalog home page, by clicking on “Sign In” in the upper right and entering the barcode on your DHS ID as well as your password (if you have not yet created a password for your account, click the “create password” button to receive an email with instructions).

If you have the old type of barcode (on the back of the ID card) just type the number as you see it. If you have the new barcode (located on the front of the ID) you MUST type ‘ID’ before and after the number with no spaces. It will look like this: ‘ID1234567ID’.

Once you have logged in, click on your name in the upper right and select “My Account.”

If you are still having trouble logging into your account please contact the circulation desk so we can trouble shoot the problem.

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What can I do through my online account? Can I renew books?

Once logged in you will be able to see your hold requests, your checked out items, and any fees on your account. When you go to the “Checkouts” tab you will be able to see a list of all the books you have, along with their due dates and any accumulating overdue fees. To renew a book simply click the “Renew” button the right of the title. Please remember: You may only renew a book 2x before you must bring it into the library for a condition check for a 3rd renewal. You may also view and cancel any holds you have placed on an item by clicking on the “Holds” tab.

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Does DTL participate in Inter Library Loan (ILL)?

No, at this time we do not have a ILL program.

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I’m working with a group on a project and we need some place to collaborate, can we work in the library?

Yes! The library has a group study room that is available to students and faculty any time the library is open. To reserve your time slot please see a librarian. While using the group study room, please be aware of the following policies:

  • Available to DHS students during library hours only.
  • Room may be reserved for up to 1 hour at a time. When finished, please inform the circulation desk so they may lock the room.
  • No more than 5 students at a time.
  • Quiet discussion only; do not disrupt the rest of the library.
  • No food or drinks.

Preference will be given to students with appointments to use the Canon Law Collection or those who need the DVD player for class assignments.

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Course Reserves: Can I check out a book a professor put on reserve?

Course Reserve items may not leave the library. You may use them in the library (there is no time limit but please be courteous to your fellow students). If needed, there is a copier/scanner available in the library.

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I need to do some copying/printing/scanning while in the library, how can I do that?

If you need to copy, print, or scan you can come to the circulation desk, let us know how many pages you wish to copy/print/scan and we will process your payment and then input the correct codes. If you think you may be doing a lot of copying/printing/scanning you can set up your own copier account by prepaying. This makes the process much easier and faster for you since you’ll have your own code and won’t need to stop by the desk to pay. Your account will roll over from semester to semester so you don’t have to worry about not using all your copies right away.

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There’s a book the library doesn’t have but I think would be a valuable addition to the collection, what should I do?

We always welcome suggestions from patrons about items they think would be a good addition to our collection. The easiest way to recommend a title is to send an email to Librarian@dhs.edu with as much information as possible (direct links to the item from an online seller are welcome). While all such requests will be carefully considered, unfortunately, not all requests for new items may be granted.

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Does the library take book donations?

In general, the DTL accepts gifts of materials with the understanding that the Library may make whatever use of the material it feels appropriate. Gifts become the DTL’s property upon receipt; they may not be reclaimed. Materials not needed in the collection will be given away. Donated materials added to the collection are subject to the same withdrawal and replacement criteria as materials purchased by the Library. If you wish to donate materials to the library please email Librarian@dhs.edu with a general overview of what titles you have (you do not have to list every title) and your contact information. Unfortunately, due to space restrictions and other reasons we cannot accept all donations.

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