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Christ the King Seminary Library

Christ the King Seminary Library is a Catholic theological research library of over 160,000 volumes providing for the curricular, research and instructional needs of the seminary’s students and faculty and serving as a resource for the Western New York community.




Hours - Easter Break

The library's regular hours of operation during the school year are:

April 17 (Holy Thursday) 8:30 AM - 7:00 PM
April 18 (Good Friday) 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
April 19 (Saturday) 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
April 20 (Easter Sunday) CLOSED
April 21 (Easter Monday) CLOSED
April 22-25 (Tues. - Fri.) 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
April 26 (Saturday) 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
April 27 (Sunday) 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
April 28 (Monday) Regular hours resume


Regular Hours

The library's regular hours of operation during the school year are:

Mon. - Thurs.: 8:30 AM - 9:30 PM
Fri.: 8:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Sat. & Sun.: 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM

All persons who belong to the seminary community have library privileges. All others must register before using the library. To register, call ahead to make arrangements to meet with a member of the library staff for a brief orientation and to fill out necessary paperwork.


The library offers access to multiple databases for study and research purposes.  Available on-line from this page are:



A listing of the items in the library collection - books, periodicals, newspapers and audiovisual materials.

Current students and faculty may access the following: ATLA Religion/ ATLASerials, CPLI, NOVEL

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Subject Bibliographies

CKS Style Sheet (Turabian-based)

Internet Search Help

New Books 


Reference Service:  Reference Service is available on site Monday through Thursday from 8:30 am – 7:00 pm and Friday 8:30 am – 4:00 pm during the school year when regular hours are in effect.  Questions also can be submitted by telephone (716-652-8959) or fill out our Contact Library Reference form anytime (please note: we can reply to inquiries during staffed hours only - see above).

Interlibrary Loan Service:  Currently registered CKS students and faculty may use the Interlibrary Loan Service. Interlibrary Loan forms are available from any of the library staff.

INFOPASS:  Currently registered CKS students and faculty may apply for an INFOPASS to access resources in participating area libraries. Contact the Periodicals/Circulation Librarian or any of the librarians to apply.

Helpful Links

Homiletics (journal)

Today's Parish (journal)


United States Conference of Catholic Bishops

Other Information




Contact Us



Liturgy of the Lord's Passion
Date: April 18, 2014
Time: 3:00 pm
Rev. Walter Szczesny presiding. All are welcome.
Stations of the Cross
Date: April 18, 2014
Time: 7:00 pm
In the woods with the chant schola. All are welcome.
Easter Vigil
Date: April 19, 2014
Time: 8:30 pm
Rev. John Mack presiding. All are welcome.
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