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Any material that was due during the time of the Seminary Library's closure has been renewed till 9/2/20. Please check this site in the future for any further updates.

Hours of Operation


Beginning August 24th, the Turro Seminary Library will be open Mondays through Thursdays from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.

If it is not possible for a student or faculty member to come during these days/hours, please e-mail our Librarian, Stella Wilkins (, to see about the possibility of arranging an appointment outside of these hours.

The possibility of these appointments will take into consideration the health guidelines of the State of New Jersey and Seton Hall University as well as our Library’s staffing levels, and so we ask for your understanding and flexibility.


Welcome to the Msgr. James C. Turro Seminary Library.


The Monsignor James C. Turro Seminary Library is the research library for Seton Hall University’s Immaculate Conception Seminary / School of Theology.  The library’s resources include over 70,000 books and 400 periodicals, housing a substantial collections of videos, DVDs and Sacred Music cds, all of which support the educational and spiritual formation of our students.  For the advanced scholar there are many critical editions of the major biblical and theological sources; for the pastoral minister a variety of catechetical and education resources are available.

Even for the casual visitor there are various objects of interest which can be viewed such as the first Chippewa Bible or handbooks from the most recent papal elections display in our rare book room.

All are welcome to visit. 

Learn more about Monsignor James C. Turro »
Read the Seminary Library Dedication given by Rev. Lawrence Porter, Ph.D. »

Msgr. James C. Turro Seminary Library
Librarian (973) 761-9198
Fax (973) 275-2074
Lewis Hall

Highlights of our Collection

Art in the Seminary

The Turro Seminary Library houses many inspirational artistic works.

ATLA Religion Database (American Theological Library Association)

Produced by the American Theological Library Association (ATLA), coverage in this database begins in 1908, with indexing for some journal titles extending back into the nineteenth century. Full text is provided for articles and reviews from more than 300 journals selected by leading religion scholars.

Catholic Reformation (Digital Library of the Catholic Reformation)

Comprising hundreds of titles written during the 16th and 17th centuries, The Digital Library of the Catholic Reformation gives researchers immediate, Web-based access to hundreds of hard-to-find works, including papal documents, synodal decrees, catechisms, confessors’ manuals, biblical commentaries, theological treatises, sacred drama, liturgical works, inquisitorial manuals, preaching guides, accounts of saints’ lives, and devotional works.

Recorded Music for Worship

The Turro Library houses a sacred music library of over 200 CD which contribute to an historical survey of Catholic Church music.

Summer Institute for Priests Talks

Ongoing conversion of the International Institute for Priestly Formations Summer Institute for Priests talks.

See more in the Turro Seminary Library Theology Research Guide.



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