Founders Day 2022 – Library

Give the Gift of Knowledge by Supporting the Abbot Vincent Taylor Library

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Goal: 5,000
A generous alumni has offered a $500 match to the Library. This means that right now, when you make a gift to Library it will be match dollar-for-dollar.

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.

Last year on Founders’ Day, the Abbey community came together to celebrate the Irish heritage in North Carolina and purchased an exact replica of the Book of Kells.

This Founders’ Day,  the library is fundraising for a display case to protect the ancient manuscripts while sharing them with the entire community.

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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