“Beware of the barrenness of a busy life.” –Socrates

Welcome to the library of Dominican University College. Our library specializes in philosophy and theology, primarily in French and English, with important collections in Hebrew, Greek and Latin. Please use the on-line catalogue button to search our collection of over 140,000 volumes and over 400 periodicals. Prospective students and scholars are cordially invited to visit us in person. You may enjoy the collection of visual arts texts in the Fra Angelico room or visit our unique collection of rare books in the Wilson room. Our library facilities and staff are here to ensure your academic success in a peaceful and contemplative urban environment.

Thanks to our affiliation with Carleton University, DUC students and professors now have access on- and off-campus to three of the largest digital libraries.

JSTOR is a digital library founded in 1995 in New York City. Originally containing digitized back issues of academic journals, it now encompasses books and other primary sources, as well as current issues of journals in the Humanities and Social Sciences. It provides full-text searches of almost 2,000 journals. To access JSTOR, please log in with your DUC credentials through the OCLC portal here.

The ATLA Religion Database is an index of academic journal articles in the area of religion. It is updated monthly and published by the American Theological Library Association. The database indexes articles, essays, and book reviews for to a wide range of scholarly fields related to religion. To access ATLA, please log in with your DUC credentials through the OCLC portal here.

The Philosopher’s Index is a premier bibliographic database designed to help researchers find publications of interest in the field of philosophy.  Serving philosophers worldwide, it contains over 650,000 records from publications that date back to 1902, and originate from 139 countries in 37 languages. This easily accessible source of information covers all subject areas of philosophy and related disciplines. To access the Philosopher’s Index, please log in with your DUC credentials through the OCLC portal here.


Notice: Due to current overstock and lag in processing time, the library has temporarily suspended the acceptance of book donations. (Please note that DUC does not issue tax receipts for book donations!)


Library Hours

Regular hours for the summer session (May and June):

Monday 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Closed on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.
Note that the library will be closed in July and August.

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Library Service Desk

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