Christ the King Seminary Library is a
Catholic theological research library of over 200,000 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 | Catalog | Databases | Resources | Services | Helpful Links | Policies | Mission | Contact the Library Staff
The library's regular hours of operation during the school year
8:30 AM -
8:30 AM -
Sat. & Sun.:
9:00 AM -
*Regular hours apply only when
classes are in session during the Fall and Spring semesters.
Hours are reduced during semester breaks, on holidays/holiday weekends, and
during the summer. Hours subject to change without prior notice.
All persons who belong to the seminary community have library
privileges once their library cards are issued. 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
Access the Christ the King Seminary Online Catalog (or mobile version) for a listing
of the items in the library collection - books, periodicals, newspapers
and audio/visual materials.
Current students and faculty may access the
following EBSCO databases to find journal
articles, book reviews, and essays in books: ATLA Religion/ATLASerials, Catholic Periodical
and Literature Index, Philosopher's Index.
CKS Style Sheet (Turabian-based)
Internet Search Help
- Reference Service: Reference Service is available on
site Monday - Thursday, 8:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. and Friday 8:30 a.m. - 4:00
p.m. 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 -
- 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.
Today's Parish (journal)
United States Conference of Catholic Bishops
Circulation Policies (Summary)
persons who belong to the seminary community have library privileges once their library cards are issued. 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
and audio/visual materials may be checked out for a period of ONE MONTH. Books must be
renewed online, in person or by e-mail: no telephone requests. Maximum of one
renewal per item.
- Reference books and periodicals (bound, unbound, and current issues) do not circulate outside the library.
on reserve have limited or no circulation. Limited check-out of Reserve Books is restricted to students enrolled in particular classes.
- All books and audio/visual materials are subject to recall regardless of the due date. Recalled items must be returned in five days or less depending on the circumstances..
The mission of Christ the King Seminary Library is to serve
the seminary in achieving its purpose: education and formation of candidates
for ordained priesthood in the Roman Catholic Church, education of candidates
for the permanent diaconate, graduate education in theological studies for men
and women who wish to pursue an advanced degree and/or prepare for ministries
in their churches, a program of continuing education, and the religious
enrichment of individuals and groups within the Western New York area through
sharing of its resources.
Contact Library Staff
To phone the library, you may call the main number at 716-652-8959. Or, e-mail
any of our staff members below:
Teresa Lubienecki, B.A., M.L.S. email@example.com
Periodicals and Circulation Librarian
Jane Brady, B.A., M.L.S., firstname.lastname@example.org
Acquisitions and Reference Librarian
Kara Cavaretta, email@example.com