Library Mission Statement
The mission of the Holy Apostles College and Seminary Library is to support the academic and formation programs of our college and seminary. The Library is also committed to providing access to information resources that promote lifelong learning.
As a Catholic institution of higher education, we strive to preserve our Catholic heritage through carefully defined resource acquisition and collection development policies. The reference and circulating book collections reflect this mission. These collections contain more than 60,000 print volumes with an emphasis on theology, philosophy, bioethics, and the humanities. We retain unique materials in our established special collections and archives departments, including the Pope Francis Collection, the Pope Benedict XVI Collection, the Pope Saint John Paul II Bioethics Collection, the Archives of the Missionaries of the Holy Apostles, and our College and Seminary Archives.
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Director of Library Services
Br. Robert Whitton
Assistant to the Director /Circulation Assistant
Cataloging / Inter-Library Loan Assistant
The Library subscribes to over 200 print and electronic newspapers and serial collections, as well as to specialized Catholic and theological databases and eBooks. The Library also benefits from the digital resources available through the researchIT CT database program of the Connecticut Library Network (CLN). This unique state-funded service permits our students and faculty to access electronic resources in a variety of subject areas beyond our core collections.
Housed within the Library is a computer classroom. The Library is committed to providing the technology necessary to support the intellectual and spiritual activities of our students and faculty. Continuous upgrades of our computer classroom facility enable our students to conduct research and produce reports on-site. Our wireless networked environment allows students to utilize their own laptops and portable devices to access our library resources. The Library also provides on-going reference services, as well as information and computer literacy programs, to our on-campus and distance learning communities.
As a resource center for the Magisterial documents of the Catholic faith, the Library also recognizes its value to the surrounding communities and places great care in the cultivation of resource sharing. To support this commitment, Holy Apostles College and Seminary Library participates in several interlibrary lending programs. Through the CLN’s ReQuest system, we share resources with over 300 participating Connecticut Libraries. As members of the American Theological Library Association (ATLA), we also enjoy reciprocal borrowing privileges with member libraries.
You will be connected in real-time with a Librarian from a participating academic library. Please fill in the chat form with your email address and your question(s). At the end of your chat, you will be emailed a transcript of your session. For additional help with this service, please click on the question mark icon [ ? ]. Your Holy Apostles College & Seminary Librarian may follow up on these chat sessions with additional information, if requested.
Holy Apostles College and Seminary Library maintains a book collection of more than 60,000 volumes with an emphasis on Theology, Philosophy, and the Humanities. All of our books are classified according to the Library of Congress Classification System. The Library book collection is fully automated utilizing the AGent VERSO Software of Auto-Graphics, Inc. Our on-line catalog allows users to search for materials by author, title, subject, and keyword with both basic and advanced search capabilities. All books in the general collection circulate for 30 days. Reference and Reserve materials do not circulate.
Browse the HACS print book catalog of titles within the Library
Browse the HACS full-text digital book collection available 24/7
Browse the Union Catalog of books within 400+ CT libraries
Access to our Library digital resources is restricted to current Holy Apostles College and Seminary students and faculty. Any remote access to these resources will require the appropriate user barcode at the login prompt. Individual tutorials are available by contacting the Director of Library Services, at email@example.com
Please go to the Shared folder of the Files tab in your Populi account to access your library barcode.
Subject Chart Guide for the Online Databases
- Academic Search Premier
- American Doctoral Dissertations, 1933-1955
- ATLA Religion Database with ATLASerials
- Catholic Periodical and Literature Index (ATLA)
- The Philosopher’s Index Full Text
- The Religion & Philosophy Collection
- researchIT CT – The Connecticut Digital Library (formerly iCONN)
E-Books Collections and Encyclopedias
- EBSCOhost eBook Academic Collection (Tutorial)
- Encyclopedia Britannica Academic Edition (off campus access) and (on campus access)
- Encyclopedia of Philosophy 2nd ed. 2006
- New Catholic Encyclopedia 2nd ed. 2003 (Plus all supplements)
- New Catholic Encyclopedia Supplement Jubilee Volume: The Wojtyla Years
Holy Apostles College and Seminary Library currently subscribes to over 200 journals and newspapers, both in print and electronic. There are over 1,400 bound volumes and over 225 reels of microfilm.
Holy Apostles College & Seminary Journal Collection (PDF)
This is the complete list of all journal titles held within the Library at Holy Apostles College & Seminary. Students and faculty wishing to obtain articles from within this collection may visit the Library or utilize the Intra-Library Loan Request Form for Distance Learning Students and Faculty.
E-Journal Finder (researchIT CT Databases)
This is the complete listing of all journals and newspapers that are currently part of the researchIT CT Digital Library. Titles included will indicate coverage dates and the specific database where the title is indexed.
Special Collections unique to Holy Apostles College and Seminary Library include our Pope Francis collection, our Pope Benedict XVI Collection, our Pope Saint John Paul II Bioethics Collection, our Faculty Collection, the publications of the Society of the Missionaries of the Holy Apostles, our M.A. Theses Collection, and our M.A. Special Projects Collection.
Archive Collections unique to Holy Apostles College and Seminary Library include the writings of Fr. Eusebe-Henri Menard, O.F.M., the Archives of the Society of the Missionaries of the Holy Apostles of the Province of the USA, and the Archives of Holy Apostles College and Seminary.
Fr. Eusèbe-Henri Ménard, O.F.M. Collection
|At All Times…in Every Age… Franciscan Herald Press, Translated by Paul Schwartz from the French. 1977.||Ménard, Fr. Eusèbe-Henri, O.F.M.|
|Eusèbe-Henri Ménard: A real son of Francis. 2011||Longpré, Paul|
|Eusèbe-Henri Ménard: un vrai fils de Francois. 2000||Longpré, Paul|
|15 Days of Prayer with Eusèbe-Henri Ménard. Translated [to English] by Fr. Robert Morfesi, M.S.A. and Sr. Mary Ryan, F.D.L.P. 2011||Rodembourg, Christian|
|15 Dias con Eusèbio-Enrique Ménard: Fundador de la Sociedad de Misioneros de los Santos Apóstoles. Translated [to Spanish] by Isaac C. Martinez Chuquizana, José Teófilo Ngouo, and Jaime Córdova. 2011||Rodembourg, Christian|
|The Marvelous Plan of God: Spirituality of the “Holy Apostles.” 1991||Commented and edited by Marc P. Lussier and Vincent A. Salamoni|
|Padre Eusebio Menard: Apóstol de las Vocaciones. Translated [to Spanish] by Francesco Pini Rodolfi. 2005.||Longpré, Paul|
|La Revolución del Amor : Para realizarla hacen falta laicos comprometides Coedicion Ediciones Tripode and Misioneros de los Santos Apóstoles [nd, 1988?]||Ménard, Fr. Eusèbe-Henri, O.F.M.|
|La Révolution de l’Amour : Pour la faire, des laïcs engagés sont indispensables. 1985.||Ménard, Fr. Eusèbe-Henri, O.F.M.|
|À Tout Heure… à Tout Âge… Le Christ Appelle à le suivre Gibert-Clarey, Tours 1968||Ménard, Fr. Eusèbe-Henri, O.F.M.|
|Les Vocations Tardives (Vocations de Jeunes Gens et d’Adults) et le Séminaire des Saints-Apôtres Éditions Apostolicum Montreal 1955||Ménard, Fr. Eusèbe-Henri, O.F.M.|
Visitors are welcome to utilize our Special Collections and Archives materials during normal library hours. To do so, please schedule an appointment with the Director of Library Services by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
The guidelines listed below are approved by the faculty of Holy Apostles College and Seminary for use in all academic papers, M.A. theses, and M.A. special projects. They are based on Kate Turabian’s Manual for Writers of Term Papers, Theses, and Dissertations and are customized to include resources most common to our theology, philosophy, bioethics, and humanities programs
Intra-library Loan Request Fee Structure
|Type of Loan Request||Fee Structure|
|Book from Holy Apostles Book Collection||N/C students & faculty
Borrower responsible for return shipping and insurance
|Article/Document reprint from Holy Apostles Journal Collection||Copyright fee, if eligible
Delivery via email, fax, or U.S. mail
|Article/Document reprint requested by Holy Apostles Library staff from another Library via ILL*||All fees charged by the lending Library|
* Please note: The Holy Apostles College & Seminary Library cannot borrow books from other Libraries for our Online Learning students and faculty. We ask that you visit the Interlibrary Loan Department (ILL) of your local public library for this service.
Any book not returned to the HACS Library will be considered lost. Lost items will be invoiced to the borrower at the current replacement cost. In addition, a hold will be placed upon the student’s registration file. Please refer to the HACS Library Policies & Services Handbook or contact the Director of Library Services at 860.632.3009 or email@example.com with any questions.
Intra-library Loan Request Form
The Copyright Compliance Committee (CCC)is an approved Committee of the Holy Apostles College and Seminary Faculty Senate. The purpose of the Copyright Compliance Committee is to:
- Develop, implement, and promote a campus-wide policy that addresses the copyright legislation of Title 17 U.S. Copyright Code, the DCMA, the TEACH Act, and future updates to this legislation.
- Develop, implement, and promote an educational program of guidelines to inform all faculty, students, administrators, and relevant staff of U.S. Copyright legislation as it pertains to an academic environment.
- Ensure that Holy Apostles College and Seminary meets the requirements of copyright compliance set forth under Title 17 U.S. Copyright Code, the DCMA, the TEACH Act, and future updates to this legislation.
The CCC meets monthly, except for July and December, the third Tuesday of each month. Please send inquiries to the Chair at firstname.lastname@example.org or 860-632-3011.
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Guidelines for Faculty
Fillable Materials Request Forms
Guidelines for Students
HACS Guidelines for Students for Posting on Populi (in progress)
What is Copyright?
U.S. Copyright is a form of Intellectual Property law of the United States, U.S.Code Title 17,provided to the authors of “original works of authorship,” including literary, dramatic, musical, artistic, and certain other intellectual works. This protection is available to both published and unpublished works. (Circular 1: Copyright Basics)
Why is Copyright Important?
U.S. Copyright protection gives the owner of the copyright the exclusive “Bundle of Rights” tothe reproduction, distribution, adaptation as derivatives, performance, and display of the work under (Title 17: Section 106, 106A)
Limitations on the exclusive rights to the owner of copyright have been established for the following:
- Fair use –(Title 17: Section 107)
- Exceptions for libraries and archives – (Title 17: Section 108)
- First sale doctrine –(Title 17: Section 109)
- Exemptions of certain performances and plays – (Title 17: Section 110)
- TEACH Act of 2002 (“Technology, Education, and Copyright Harmonization Act) – The TEACH Act redefines/updates section 110(2) for newer transmission technology, most commonly considered in online education issues.
Useful Links for Understanding Copyright
In addition to the many resources available at Holy Apostles College and Seminary, we have also compiled a listing of external resources that may prove useful to our students and faculty. Click here to be taken to our external resource list.