Summer Vacation

Beran Library will be closed for all of July. If you have books due before then, please return them! Have a great summer – see you in the Fall!

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Catalog Down

FYI: The library catalog will be down tomorrow Tuesday, May 20.

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Between Semester and Summer Semester Schedules

Attention patrons! The Beran Library will be observing reduced hours during the between semester schedule and the summer schedule. The between semester schedule will run May 4 – May 18.

The between semester schedule will run as follows:

  • Regular hours for the week of May 4 – May 9
  • Closed the weekend of May 10-11
  • Open 8:30-5:00 PM the week of May 12-16
  • Closed the weekend of May 17-18

The summer schedule begins May 19 and runs through June 16. The summer semester schedule runs as follows:

  • Monday – Thursday 8:30 to 7:00 PM
  • Friday 8:30 to 5:00 PM
  • Closed Saturday and Sunday
  • Closed Memorial Day, May 26

The summer session ends June 16. The schedule for the rest of the summer is Monday – Friday 8:30 – 5:00 PM.

 

 

 

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Historical Pamphlets Collection @ Beran Library

Did you know the Beran Library has two separate pamphlet collections? During a standard weeding project in 2012, the pamphlet collection was divided into current and topical pamphlets which were subsequently cataloged and can circulate, and the historical pamphlets collections. Thus, the Cardinal Library Historical Pamphlets Collection was born. 

Check out the new LibGuide on our webpage detailing our Historical Pamphlets Collection. This collection is open for research! Follow the link below to access the guide:

http://beran.libguides.com/histpamphlets

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Here are just a few of the many pamphlets in our collection!

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Catholic Intellectual Tradition Lecture Series: “Hidden Gifts: Psychological Functions of Spiritual and Religious Engagement”

The Catholic Intellectual Tradition @ St. Mary’s lecture series continues this Spring with “Hidden Gifts: Psychological Functions of Spiritual and Religious Engagement” by Dr. Elizabeth Maynard, Associate Professor of Psychology at the University of St. Thomas.

This lecture will be held Tuesday, April 1 at 4:00 PM in the 2nd floor reading room of the Cardinal Beran Library. The lecture is free and open to the entire St. Mary’s, University of Thomas and Cardinal Beran Library; no reservation is required. As always, refreshments will be provided following the presentation.

Please attend so the Library can continue to host great events like this in the future. For more information please email the Beran Library (beran@smseminary.com) or call us at 713-686-4345 x265.

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Spring Break Hours at Beran

From Saturday, March 8 – Sunday, March 16, the Beran Library will observe reduced hours:

Monday: 8:30 – 5:00 PM

Tuesday: 8:30 – 5:00 PM

Wednesday: 8:30 – 5:00 PM

Thursday: 8:30 – 5:00 PM

Friday: 8:30 – 5:00 PM

Saturday: CLOSED

Sunday: CLOSED

Plan your library use accordingly!

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St. John’s Bible Exhibit and Event

Come by and see the Beran Library’s St. John’s Bible currently on display in the library’s foyer. The Saint John’s Bible is the first completely handwritten illuminated Bible commissioned by a Benedictine Abbey since the invention of the printing press. Consisting of seven volumes, the Saint John’s Bible was crafted using the techniques found in illuminated manuscripts, including the use of calf-skin vellum and gold leaf. The script used in the Bible was created especially for it by master calligrapher and artistic director of the St. John’s Bible, Donald Jackson.

In addition, come to the Nold Education Center at St. Mary’s Seminary the evening of Friday, February 28 for the viewing of the Saint John’s Bible, Heritage Edition. The Heritage Edition, limited to only 299 signed and numbered sets, is a full-sized reproduction of the original Saint John’s Bible. The University of St. Thomas is one of only a handful of universities to own a Heritage Edition copy.

The viewing of the Heritage Edition Bible will begin at 7 pm and will be followed at 7:30 by a presentation by St. Mary’s Associate Professor of Theology Bob O’Connor, Ph.D. A reception will follow Dr. O’Connor’s presentation and light refreshments will be served. The event is free and open to the public. Bringing guests is welcomed and encouraged! Viewing this gorgeous piece of religious and artistic expression is an opportunity not to be missed. For more information on this event, email stmuhoustonalumnichapter@gmail.com.

 

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Beran Library’s St. John’s Bible display.

 

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