| The St. Ignatius Parish Lending Library is located in the front of the Church with the entrance near the Mary altar.The Library has been organized to help parishioners take advantage of a considerable collection of books, CDs, tape cassettes, and videos (both VHS and DVD).All of these items are listed in a software database, which is accessible to anyone. You can access the total collection on the computer in the library or you can access the collection in a PDF format uploaded on the parish web site.
The following is a guide to aid you in using these resources.
Understanding the Database
The database lists the items which have been entered by call number, title and author, arranged in alphabetical order by title. Each item has a call number and subject notation which locates each item, such as Catholicism, Faith, Family, etc. Many items have more than one subject. The items are shelved according to call number.
Accessing the On-line PDF document
At home, you may access the content of the Library by logging on to the Parish web page. In the lower left side of the page, notice the column: Catholic Life. Under that column heading click on the topic: Bookstore & Library. The result will lead you to the Parish Bookstore and Library page. Scroll down and find the document under Lending Library. This is a PDF document and can be searched for specific items.
|Using the Library computerThe Library computer is available to ALL PARISHIONERS
and can be accessed during the hours the Library is open. There are instructions available on using the “Search” and other features of the software.
Religious books play a special part in the life of a Catholic. Books on spirituality and religion play the same role for Catholic adults as refresher courses do in the professional lives of lawyers, doctors, and business professionals. We always need to update ourselves in the areas of our lives which are most important. And nothing is more important than our relationship with God. There is a rich intellectual tradition in the Catholic Church which books and journals of Catholic thought reveal for the adult Catholic.In addition to bibles and devotional books, the Book Store offers books on Christian spirituality, church history, contemporary Catholic thought, business ethics, aging, illness, death, marriage, parenting, divorce and many other topics. There is a discrete selection of books by or about such well-known figures as Pope Francis, Mother Teresa, Thomas Merton, James Martin, S.J., Richard Rohr, O.F.M., Joan Chittister, O.S.B., Martin Luther King, Jr., Pedro Arrupe, S.J., and, of course, St. Ignatius of Loyola. A large collection of religious books for children is featured; they range from solemnity to pure fun books.
Other religious items, such as rosaries,Holy water bottles, and sacred medals are also offered, as are postcards and note cards featuring St. Ignatius Church. The Book Store is operated by parish volunteers and on a non-profit basis.
Purchases may be made by cash, check or credit card.
For more information: Contact the bookstore/lending library @415-422-6008/
In addition to bibles and devotional books, the Book Store offers books on Christian spirituality, church history, contemporary Catholic thought, business ethics, aging, illness, death, marriage, parenting, divorce and many other topics. There is a discrete selection of books by or about such well-known figures as Mother Teresa, Thomas Merton, Martin Luther King, Jr., Pedro Arrupe and, of course, St. Ignatius of Loyola. A large collection of religious books for children is featured; they range from solemnity to pure fun. books.
A few religious items, such as rosaries, are also offered, as are postcards and note cards featuring St. Ignatius Church. And don’t miss the St. Ignatius Cook Book, put together by a group of parishioners a few years ago.
The Book Store operates on a non-profit basis. Purchases may be made by cash or check.
The Library lends. Only a few books are reserved for reference. Currently, there are over 3,000 books in the Lending Library Database, not including videos, DVDs, Music CDs and some secular biographies. Notable also are copies of magazines and journals like the Jesuit magazine America, the lay-produced Commonweal and London-based Tablet. The is a great depth and breadth to the collection.
A fine selection of “Ignatiana” is featured — biographies of St. Ignatius of Loyola, writings on the Spiritual Exercises and several works on Ignatian spirituality.