The Newman Institute manages two excellent collections of books located at the Newman Centre of McGill University, 3484 Peel Street, Montreal, QC (Tel. 514-398-4106).

The Newman Library (open Mon-Fri 10 am to 6 pm)
Located on the main floor of the Newman Centre, the Newman Library contains 2,000 volumes in various areas of Catholic Theology, including Scripture, Patristics, Systematic Theology, Philosophy, History, and Ethics. It also holds classic reference works, including complete editions of Catholic encyclopedias, concordances to Scripture, Biblical commentaries, and more. This collection is currently in the process of being cataloged in order that it may soon serve as a lending library. Students are otherwise welcome to consult books in the library at any time.

Claude Ryan Special Collection (consultation by appointment only)
The Claude Ryan Special Collection Library on the Centre’s second floor holds 1,500 volumes bequeathed to the Newman Centre by the Estate of Claude Ryan. The collection reflects Ryan’s engagement as a politician and a scholar and his interest in faith and culture. The Centre also holds many of Ryan’s manuscripts and photographs. While the books and manuscripts belonging to the Ryan Library are not for loan, they can be consulted by students and scholars upon request.

Both libraries welcome students for the purposes of research and study.

If you would like to consult our library catalogues, please email: