Catholic Fiction Guide


Did you know that Beran Library has a collection of Catholic Fiction?  Check out our research guide and discover what we have.

Catholic Fiction Guide


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Cardinal Beran Library Summer Hours


Summer hours will be in effect May 16th through July 7th:

Monday 8:30am – 7:00pm

Tuesday 8:30am – 7:00pm

Wednesday 8:30am – 7:00pm

Thursday 8:30am – 7:00pm

Friday 8:30am – 5:00pm

Saturday/Sunday CLOSED

The library will be closed JULY 8th through AUGUST 2nd.

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Spring Break

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Cardinal Beran Library will have adjusted hours in honor of Spring Break.

Spring Break lasts from Sunday, March 8 until Saturday, March 14.

Our Spring Break hours:

  • Sunday: Closed
  • Monday: 8:30-5:00
  • Tuesday: 8:30-5:00
  • Wednesday: 8:30-5:00
  • Thursday: 8:30-5:00
  • Friday: 8:30-5:00
  • Saturday: Closed

Regular hours resume Sunday, March 15. Happy SpringBreaking!

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Thanksgiving Holiday

Turkey Day is almost here!The library will be closed for Thanksgiving from Wednesday, November 26 at 12 pm until Sunday, November 30.

Happy Thanksgiving!


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Catholic Intellectual Tradition Lecture Series: “Spirituality of Chant, Theology of Singing”

Do you have a song in your heart? Does chant speak to your soul? Have you ever wondered what it was all about? If so, please join us for our lecture “Spirituality of Chant, Theology of Singing” presented by Lowell Davis, Executive Director of St. Basil’s School of Gregorian Chant.

The event will take place Tuesday, November 11 at 4pm at Beran Library in the 2nd floor Reading Room. The lecture is free and open to the entire St. Mary’s, University of Thomas and Cardinal Beran Library; no reservation is required. Refreshments will be provided.

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

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New Resource through the Doherty

Hey scholars –

The Doherty Library is offering a new database resource, the Encyclopedia of Ancient Greek Language and Linguistics. This database should be a great tool for students of Greek and/or biblical literature!

Check it out at:

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Welcome Back

Welcome back (or for the first time) students and faculty to another school year at St. Mary’s! We hope everyone’s had a restorative summer.

As a reminder, the Beran Library is here to help enhance your academic experience at St. Mary’s. Beginning the week of 25 August, the Library will be conveniently open 7 days a week to serve you.

The fall semester hours are:

Monday – Wednesday: 8:30 am – 10 pm
Thursday: 8:30 am – 7 pm
Friday: 8:30 am – 5 pm
Saturday: 10 am – 5 pm
Sunday: 12 pm – 7 pm

What does the Beran have to offer? So much! We’ve got loads of books and journals to help you complete course assignments. Additionally, our helpful librarians can teach you how to locate resources, use the research databases and cite your sources correctly (to avoid plagiarism, of course). We also have a couple computers and a printer, newspapers for perusing, coffee for drinking and copiers for makin’ copies. Also, candy.

What’s New at the Beran?

Come check out the new interface on the computers. We think you’ll agree it’s a vast improvement if you remember the old one. The computers are now equipped with MS Word and PowerPoint (welcome to the 90s) AND you can now print at the library. Isn’t that terribly exciting?

Ever checked out one of our LibGuides? Libguides are research guides that offer information on various subjects. A few topics we’ve created guides for include how to format a paper using Chicago style citation, how to request materials and how to write exegetical papers. These guides are especially useful if you’re in need of library assistance, but don’t feel like getting out of bed. Take a look at all the Beran’s LibGuides by clicking HERE.

Don’t want to get out of bed, but feeling more communicative? Ask your question via email at, call us at 713-686-4345 x265 or text us at 713-987-3367. Friend us on Facebook at Lib Beran and “like” our page to get updates.

All of the info here can also be found at our main home on the web

We look forward to seeing all your shining familiar (and new!) faces in the coming weeks.

       – Beran Library




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