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.
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
Book Discussion Group
The group will meet on Thursday, November 12 at 6:30 p.m. to discuss Reading Dante: From Here to Eternity by Prue Shaw. They will meet in Clare Hall (west of the Seminary at 3470 S. Illinois Ave. - enter by St. Anne Center for Intergenerational Care). Click here for more details.
Sign-up to be on the Salzmann Selections email list to get monthly book club updates.
Fiction Discussion Group
The group will meet in the Library on Thursday, November 5 at 7 p.m. to discuss The Displaced Person, a short story by Flannery O'Connor. Click here for more details.
Bishop Richard J. Sklba will present Nostra Aetate Fifty Years Later: Divine Gift and Enduring Challenge to Catholics on Tuesday, November 3 in the library. Click here for more details.
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!
View a list of materials recently added to the Salzmann Library.