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 Salzmann Library Book Group will meet on Thursday, May 1 at 6:30 in the Library.  The group will discuss The Sunflower: On the Possibilities and Limits of Forgiveness by Simon Wiesenthal.  All are invited to join in the discussion.  Click here for more details.

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


The Poperies is a papal reading group.  It will meet on Tuesday, April 8 at 6:30 pm in the Library to discuss Jesus of Nazareth, Part Two: Holy Week. From the Entrance into Jerusalem to the Resurrection by Pope Benedict XVI.  All are welcome!  Click here for more details.


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 close at 4:00 pm on Holy Thursday, April 17.

The library will be closed on Good Friday, Apri 18 and Holy Saturday, April 19.

The library will be closed on Saturday, May 17 for ordination.

The library will be closed on Saturday, May 24 for Memorial Day.


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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