Founders Day – Library

Support students across all majors and disciplines through library resources

Goal: 5,000

The Abbot Vincent Taylor Library provides the Abbey community with the necessary access to a wide range of critical research. Currently, the library provides the more than 150,000 print books, 400,000 e-books, and over 100 databases, and access to tools such as Alexandria and OneSearch allowing our students to access documents from across the world!

The Abbot Vincent Taylor Library has over 13,000 rare books and manuscripts comprised of mostly theological, historical, and literary works, and much of it was chosen by the first monks of Belmont Abbey, during their study in Rome.

The Library used its funds from last years Founders’ day to purchase two display cases to hold a few of the 189 signed first editions donated by Dr. Sammy Oxendine ’66 the current books on display include Toni Morrison’s Jazz and Walker Percy’s Thanatos Syndrome

This Founders’ Day,  the library is fundraising to construct a partition with a locking door around the rare books collection so that the curator can work securely within the area, and to refurbish a downstairs room to add much-requested study space.

Make a gift to The Abbot Vincent Taylor Library Today!

And, as a special thank you during the Founders’ Day Challenge, each donation of $5 or more will get a Tiny Saint Benedict keychain!

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