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Please note the Library will be closed on Thursday, July 4th. 

Turro Seminary Library Hours for Summer 2024:
Monday  Thursday: 8:30am  4:30pm

Fridays and Weekends: CLOSED




As of 6/18/2024 the Seminary Library will be closed from 11:30AM - 1:30PM.



Evening Access by Appointment Only,
Monday through Thursday.
Call Stella Wilkins at 973-761-9198 or email


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.

The Summa Theologiae

Presented in four parallel columns in Latin, English, French, and Vietnamese.

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.