Salzmann Library

Browse the shelves of the Seminary library

Salzmann Library, located on the campus of Saint Francis de Sales Seminary, serves the general public, especially college and graduate students, teachers, and all who work or volunteer at the parishes, schools and ministries in the Archdiocese of Milwaukee. It contains more than 80,000 volumes, primarily in ministry and theology with a strong canon law collection.

Unique to Salzmann Library is the Weakland Collection: Articles, books, speeches and videos by or about Archbishop Emeritus Rembert Weakland, OSB. Also collected are the theses written by Saint Francis de Sales Seminary graduates.

Research and writing aids

Salzmann Library belongs to SWITCH, a consortium of eight academic libraries in the Milwaukee area that share an online catalog called TOPCAT. Salzmann Library patrons can borrow from or use any SWITCH library.

Find books, journals and media in TOPCAT.

Find online journals in E-JOURNAL PORTAL.

Salzmann Selections

Library Book Club

The Book Discussion Group will meet on Thursday, December 4 at 6:30 pm in the Library to discuss works by James Martin, S.J.  Fr. Martin's books include the new title, Jesus: A Pilgrimage, My Life with the Saints and many others.  Pick a favorite to read or reread and join the discussion.  All are welcome!  Click here for more information.

Sign-up to be on the Salzmann Selections email list to get monthly book club updates!

A Papal Reading Group

Check back soon for the next selection!

Follow us on our blog!

Library staff member Mark Schrauth has his own blog on the website of the Milwaukee Catholic Herald newspaper. Be sure to check Mark's posts for the latest news and reading suggestions from Salzmann Library!

Recent additions to our collection

View a list of materials recently added to the Salzmann Library.

Library hours

Tuesday – Noon to 8:00 pm
Wednesday - 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Thursday - Noon to 8:00 pm
Friday - 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Saturday – 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Sunday - Closed
Monday - Closed

The library will be closed on Saturday, November 1 for the Solemnity of All Saints.

The library will be closed Thursday, November 27 through Saturday, November 29 for Thanksgiving.


Contact us

Salzmann Library has an experienced staff who welcomes your questions, visits, e-mails and calls.

Kathy Frymark


Mark Schrauth

Library Assistant


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