The Library at the Seminary of the Immaculate Conception in Lloyd Harbor announced Wednesday night that it closing its doors. It is urging those who checked out materials to return all items by Monday
“Please return all materials NOW. The seminary library is closing its doors. If you are able to return your items by next Monday, it would very much help with our inventory,” a note posted on Facebook said.
The library houses thousands of books in multiple languages on Roman Catholic Church history, spirituality, scripture, lives of the saints, theology and other topics, according to its website. It also has periodicals, special reference books and describes its special collection as, “Holdings range from a rare 15th century incunabulum, Commentary of St. Thomas Aquinas on the Epistles of St. Paul, to first editions of 20th century authors such as Thomas Merton and Joyce Kilmer.”
The seminary opened in 1930 and closed in 2012, with the training of priests merging with other programs elsewhere. It continues to provide education and hosts retreats and conferences.