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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.





Thanksgiving Break Hours


The library's hours of operation during the Thanksgiving Break are:


Fri., Nov. 21 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Sat., Nov. 22 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sun., Nov. 23 CLOSED
Mon. - Wed., Nov. 24-26 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Thurs., Nov. 27 (Thanksgiving) CLOSED
Fri., Nov. 28 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sat., Nov. 29 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sun., Nov. 30 CLOSED
Mon., Dec. 1 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

Homiletic (journal)

Today's Parish (journal)


United States Conference of Catholic Bishops

Other Information




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Time: 4:00 pm
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