Horarium - Summer Schedule
  • Monday - Friday

    7:30am Mass with Morning Prayer
    12:00pm Rosary & Midday Prayer
    5:30pm Office of Readings & Evening Prayer
  • 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
Calendar
  • Friday, July 25

    Summer Session Ends

  • Monday, July 28

    All Grades Due (3:00 PM)

  • August 1-22

    No Public Hours for Library

  • Saturday, August 23

    9:30 AM - New Student Orientation

    Library Opens

  • Monday, August 25

    Classes Begin

    5 PM - Opening Mass of the Holy Spirit, DHS Chapel

  • Monday, September 1

    Labor Day

    No Classes; Offices and Library Closed

  • Friday, September 5

    Last Day to Add or Drop Courses

  • Friday-Saturday, October 3-4

    Thomistic Circles:

    Reception of Vatican II in the Twenty-First Century

  • Friday, October 10

    Last Day to Submit Work for Incompletes from the Previous Semester

  • Monday, October 13

    Columbus Day

    No Classes; Offices and Library Closed

  • Tuesday, October 14

    Administrative Monday (Monday Classes Held; No Tuesday Classes)

  • Friday, October 17

    Grades Due on Incompletes from the Previous Semester

  • Friday, October 31

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

  • Monday-Friday, November 3-7

    Registration for Spring 2015 Classes

  • Friday, November 7

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

  • Wednesday, November 26

    Thanksgiving Recess begins at Noon

    No Classes; Offices and Library Closed

  • Thursday-Friday, November 27-28

    Thanksgiving Recess

    No Classes; Offices and Library Closed

  • Monday-Friday, December 1-5

    Course Evaluation Week

  • Friday, December 5

    Classes End

  • Monday, December 8

    Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception

    Offices and Library Closed

  • Tuesday-Friday, December 9-12

    Final Examination Period

  • Friday, December 12

    Semester Ends

  • Friday, December 19

    Library and Offices Close at Noon for Christmas Break

  • Monday, January 12, 2015

    Classes Begin

  • Monday, January 19

    Martin Luther King Jr. Day

    No Classes; Offices and Library Closed

  • Thursday, January 22

    March for Life

    No Classes; Offices and Library Open

  • Friday, January 23

    Last Day to Add or Drop Courses

Library Policies

Borrowing Privileges

Library privileges are extended to Dominican Friars, staff and students of the Pontifical Faculty of the Immaculate Conception, and faculty and students of the Washington Theological and HELIN consortia.

Others interested in using the Library may apply in writing for access on one of the following bases:

Visiting Scholars will be admitted as a courtesy for specific, short-term research.

Patron Membership may be granted to clergy, religious, and academics, who may borrow up to five items at a time. There is a fee of $50 per semester.

Guest Membership may be granted to others who wish to use the Library without borrowing privileges. There is a fee of $25 per semester. Guests may not use the Library during PFIC exam and reading periods.

The number of 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 the library staff at librarian@dhs.edu.

Fines and Fees

There is a fee of 25¢ per day for overdue books.

Books overdue for more than 30 days may be declared lost.

Patrons are responsible for the cost of replacing lost or damaged books, as determined by the library, plus a processing fee of $25.00 per item.

The fee for copies and scans is 10¢ per black-and-white page, and 15¢ per color page.

All copying is subject to copyright laws. For further information on the PFIC’s copyright policy, please follow this link.

Rules and Regulations

  1. No food, drink, or cell phones in the library.
  2. When you exit the library, please take all your things with you.
  3. Do not re-shelve books yourself.
  4. Keep noise to a minimum.
  5. Follow the PFIC dress code:
    • Faculty, staff, and students are expected to dress in a manner appropriate to the religious and professional character of the Dominican House of Studies environment. Shorts, t-shirts, tank-tops, faded or torn jeans, and other such casual wear is not permitted, at minimum, when school is in session.
  6. Adhere to the Library’s copyright policy when making photocopies or scans.