Salzmann Library

Salzmann Library

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 of 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.

Salzmann Library

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.

Learn more about TOPCAT and the SWITCH Library Consortium

Salzmann Selections

Book Discussion Group
The group will meet in Clare Hall on Thursday, February 25 at 6:30 p.m. to discuss The Name of God is Mercy by Pope Francis.  Click here for more details.

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

Novel Selections

Fiction Discussion Group
The group will meet next in the library on Thursday, March 3 at 7:00 p.m. to discuss The Hound of Heaven by Francis Thompson. Click here for more details.

Follow us on our blog

Librarian Mark Schrauth has his own blog on the Catholic Herald's website. 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


Contact us

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

Mark Schrauth

Marijo Zielinski
Librarian Assistant



Many ways to give

Any donation to the Seminary is greatly appreciated, and there are many options for giving.
To make an online donation, visit a secure payment site.

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