Siena Community Library

The Siena Center Community Library supports the development of all members of the community in both their personal and their ministerial lives through the provision of print and other information resources. It is located across from the Adult Education Center in the North RE Building. Enter through the double door in the north-east corner of the courtyard and follow the signs down the hall. The library is the last door on the left.

Library volunteers are needed for after Sunday morning masses. Total time commitment is between 15-20 minutes after Mass. Volunteers help check in and put away books and help parishioners find and then check out books. Training is provided.

Library hours are after all Sunday morning masses and 9 am to 7:30 pm Monday through Wednesday and 9 am to 5 pm, Thursday.

The Siena Library is located across from the Adult Education Center in the North RE Building. Enter through the double door in the north-east corner of the courtyard and follow the signs down the hall. The library is the last door on the left. Contact Cathy Olds, ext. 130 for more information or to volunteer in the library.

Contact Cathy Olds for more information or to volunteer.

Library Books & Resources

The principal focus of its collections – currently over 4000 volumes – is adult level print materials relating to scripture, theology, liturgy, spiritual life and prayer, church history and biography and resources to deal with a broad range or personal and family issues and to assist in the formation and training in various ministries. The Library also provides a significant selection of religiously-oriented books for children and a modest collection of video and audio resources. A Reference section includes a range of dictionaries, encyclopedias and similar materials.

Access to Materials

The card catalogue is located to the left of the door and lists books by Title, Author and Subject. All materials are shelved by broad subject categories including:

Audio Visual
Addiction
Bereavement
Bible Commentaries
New Testament
Old Testament
Biography
Blessed Virgin Mary
Christology
Church Documents

Family
History
Literature and Arts
Liturgy
Marriage
Men's Spirituality
Ministry
Morality
RCIA/Faith Formation
Prayer

Religions of the World
Sacraments
Saints
Self-Help
Social Justice
Spirituality
Teen
Theology
Women's Spirituality
Children's Books

All books except those designated Reference can be checked out for one month by registered parishioners.

Periodical List

The library receives a number of magazines that are available for reading in the library. These do not circulate for outside use, but photocopies of articles can be made on request. Magazines include:

America
Commonweal
Houston Catholic Worker
Liberty: A Magazine of Religious Freedom

National Catholic Reporter
Sojourners
St. Anthony Messenger
U.S. Catholic

Library Hours

After all Sunday morning masses and 9am to 7:30pm
Monday through Wednesday and 9 am to 5 pm, Thursday. Closed on Friday and Saturday