The Byzantine Catholic Seminary Library houses a general collection of some 25,000 volumes with concentrations in Theology, Eastern Christianity, Slavic studies and related fields. The rare book room houses patristic, theological, devotional and historical works from the 17th through the 20th centuries in Latin, Greek, Hungarian and a variety of Slav languages.

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Library Databases

ATLA Religion Database with ATLASerials
Catholic Periodical and Literature Index
New Testament Abstracts
Old Testament Abstracts
Religion and Philosophy Collection

NOTE: Databases currently available IN LIBRARY ONLY. For remote access contact Sandra Collins, 412.321.8383 x. 23.

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Library Hours

Open to Seminary residents 24/7


Monday-Thursday 9 am to 9 pm

Friday 9 am to 3 pm

Weekends by appointment only

Closed all major secular and religious holidays

NOTE: Since the library is housed within the Seminary’s residence halls, it has limited availability to non-residents. Therefore we recommend that you contact the librarian a day or two in advance just to be sure that someone will be available to let you in.

Contact Us







Sandra Collins, MA, MLS, PhD
Library Director
412/ 321-8383, ext. 23

Megan Topolosky






Megan Hogg Topolosky, MLS
Assistant Director
412/ 321-8383, ext. 23


Byzantine Catholic Seminary Library
3605 Perrysville Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15214

Byzantine Catholic Websites

Byzantine Catholic Archeparchy of Pittsburgh

Byzantine Catholic Church in America

Information on Byzantine faith & worship including directories, news, links to other Orthodox and Catholic Churches and message boards.

Byzantine Catholic Churches in America

Directory of related parishes and diocese in America.

A-Z List of Websites

Statistics and religious geography citations for over 4,200 religions, churches, denominations, religious bodies, faith groups, tribes, cultures,
movements, ultimate concerns, etc.

American Carpatho-Russian Diocese of America

Located in Johnstown, PA.

American Religion Data Archive

Statistical data on American religion and religious practices hosted and supported by the Lilly Endowment and the John Templeton Foundation.

Apparitions of Jesus and Mary

Provides current list with links to officially sanctions or disapproved apparitions with links to clerical evidence where possible.

Blue Letter Bible

Searchable Bible database with links to Strong’s Concordance as well as Greek and Hebrew texts, standard versions/translations, related commentaries, hymns
and maps.

Byzantine Catholic Archeparchy of Pittsburgh

Byzantine Catholic Church in America

Information on Byzantine faith & worship including directories, news, links to other Orthodox and Catholic Churches and message boards.

Byzantine Catholic Churches in America

Directory of related parishes and diocese in America.

Cardinals of the Holy Roman Church

Biographical entries of the 16th to the 21st century cardinals and of the events and documents concerning the origin of the Roman cardinalate and its
historical evolution

Carpatho-Rusyn Knowledge Base

Run by Greg Gressa this is intended to be an online repository for ethnic information on all things Rusyn.

Catechism of the Catholic Church (2nd ed., 1997)

The Second Edition English Translation of the Catechism of the Catholic Church includes the corrections promulgated by Pope John Paul II on 8
September 1997.

Catholic Encyclopedia (1913)

Pre-Vatican II edition.

Christian Classics Ethereal Library

Provides searchable full text of several hundred classic Christian works in the public domain for theological study.

Database coverage list for Christian Classics Ethereal Library

Code of Canon Law

Includes searchable text, glossary, concordance as well as statistics and graphs.

Code of Canons of Oriental Churches

Canons that solely affect the Eastern Catholic Churches (unless expressly stated otherwise).

Digital Quaker Collection

DQC is a digital library containing full text and page images of over 500 individual Quaker works from the 17th and 18th centuries.

Diocese of Pittsburgh

Electronic Text Center at the University of Virginia

Full-text access to classic works in 15 languages covering prose, poetry, religion, philosophy and history.

Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America

Gutenberg Bible

Online access to the British Library’s two copies of Johann Gutenberg’s Bible (circa 1450).

Hierarchy of the Catholic Church

Includes information on apostolic nuncios (past and present), titular sees, bishops, geographical and historical information.

Rambi—Index of Articles in Jewish Studies

Coverage from 1966- with articles in Hebrew, Yiddish and English covering Jewish Studies and Eretz Israel.

Judaism and Jewish Resources

Directory of Jewish web resources organized by subject.

The Labyrinth: Resources for Medieval Studies

Provides free, searchable access to electronic resources in medieval studies with connections to databases, services, texts, and images.

Marian Apparitions Pages

Hosted by the University of Dayton, includes statistical data, FAQs, bibliographies and ecclesiastical information.

Medieval Facsimiles (Notre Dame University)

The Medieval Institute Library contains a large collection of facsimiles of late-antique and medieval manuscripts and texts, and of an occasional early
printed book.

Open Access Journals

Full-text scholarly journals searchable by title or subject, including 66 philosophy journals, 56 religion journals, 123 history journals and 26 music

Orthodox Church in America

Orthodox Christian Information Center

Orthodox Resources portal

Links to more than 25 Orthodox-related web resources

Orthodox Spirituality (Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of North America)

Orthodox Traditions of Spirituality

Pope List

Missionary Periodicals Database

Provides searchable bibliographic descriptions of periodicals published 1700s-mid 1900s in Britain by missionary societies and commercial publishers on
foreign missions.

National Reference Center for Bioethics Literature

A specialized collection of books, journals, newspaper articles, legal materials, regulations, codes, government publications, and other relevant documents
concerned with issues in biomedical and professional ethics.

Papal Encyclicals Online

Guide to online papal and official documents of the Catholic Church (not Vatican-affiliated).

Patron Saints Index

Information on topics with patron saints, and profiles of those saints. Profiles have portraits, biographical information, areas of patronage, prayers,
links to related sites, readings, etc.

Resource Pages for Biblical Studies

Intended as a resource for serious, scholarly studies of the early Christian writings and their social world.

Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia

Statement on Orthodox Spirituality (St. Andrew Antiochian Orthodox Christian Church

U.S. Catholic Bishops

Contact information by diocese and state.

VoiceNation – Theology Resources

A useful collection of links to general theology information.

Wabash Center : guide to Internet resources for teaching and learning in theology and religion

A selective, annotated guide to a wide variety of electronic resources in religion: syllabi, electronic texts, electronic journals, websites,
bibliographies, listserv discussion groups, liturgies and reference resources, software.