Founders Day – Library

Support students across all majors and disciplines through library resources

Goal: 4,000

The Abbot Vincent Taylor Library provides the Abbey community with the necessary access to a wide range of critical research. Currently, the library offers more than 150,000 print books, 400,000 e-books, and over 100 databases, as well as 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, among which are theological, historical, and literary works chosen by the first monks of Belmont Abbey, during their study in Rome.

Today the Library serves as an intellectual commons and a collaborative space for the entire student community. Responding to student requests and feedback, Alexxis Lynn and Library staff continue to engage in fruitful dialogue that invites students always to take ownership of this remarkable space and its dynamic resources.

This Founders’ Day,  your gift will go toward:

  • Increasing available classroom space by completing the Special Collections area
  • Creating more comfortable collaborative study spaces

Make a gift to The Abbot Vincent Taylor Library Today!

And, as a special thank you for your donation to the Founders’ Day Challenge, we will send you novelty Belmont Abbey swag! When you give $10, you receive a glow-in-the-dark ultimate BAC frisbee. When you give $50 you receive a glow-in-the-dark ultimate BAC frisbee and a BAC canvas tote bag. To commemorate Belmont Abbey’s 148th year, when you give a gift of $148 (or $13/month) you will receive four BAC black and gold leather coasters, a bag of St. Benedict hazelnut coffee and the BAC canvas tote bag.

Recent Donations

“I have loved working at Abbot Vincent Taylor Library for the past three years! The library is a hub of studying and the preservation of truth. The people who work there truly dedicate themselves to the students and their experience.”

Annie Outman '20

Annie Outman’24

“The library is the soul of any college or university. Students and faculty cycle through the years, but the library is the enduring center for learning and research. My intellectual journey has taken me to libraries across the United States and France, but my intellectual formation began at Belmont Abbey College and particularly in the Abbot Vincent Taylor Library, which I am pleased to support and hope you will as well.”

Michael P. Fitzsimmons ‘ 71

“I appreciate the many different books the library has to offer on various subjects. I also appreciate how staff are always happy to answer any questions I have. It has a great atmosphere. The view by the windows is particularly nice!”

Maria Vitale ’26