Quality Education in the Benedictine Tradition
Latimer Family LibraryPhone: 724-805-2966
The Saint Vincent College library is known as the Latimer Family Library in honor of Dale P. and Darlene M. Latimer who made a generous gift for the renovation, enhancement and endowment of the library. The Latimers' gift was designed to recognize the treasured role that the Library has in Saint Vincent College's Benedictine educational tradition.
The original Saint Vincent Library collection began with 100 books which founder Boniface Wimmer brought with him from Germany in 1846. Through the early leadership of the late Fr. Valentine Koehler, O.S.B., and Fr. Fintan R. Shoniker, O.S.B., the Library has grown into an internationally-known collection that includes 271,000 books and periodicals, 99,000 microforms such as microfilm, microfiche and cards, and 3000 musical scores. The collection also has more than 100 rare books that are at least 500 years old including a copy of The Canterbury Tales produced in 1478 by the first printer in England, William Caxton.
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