The Robert Pace and Ada Mary Doherty Library, the main University library, has over 260,000 volumes and access to over 150,000 electronic books, 225 databases, and access to over 80,000 periodical titles. The library provides various study areas, including silent reading areas, for students and faculty. The Doherty Library uses the Horizon automated library system and has online resources available through the library Website (http://library.stthom.edu). The Doherty Library participates in the TexShare cooperative library program. TexShare allows students to have borrowing privileges at most university and college libraries in Texas through the use of a TexShare card.
The Hugh Roy Marshall Graduate Philosophy Library, especially strong in resources for the study of Thomism, contains approximately 11,000 volumes in the area of medieval philosophy, theology and history. This collection supports the graduate program of the Center for Thomistic Studies, stressing a historical understanding of Aquinas texts and a rigorous rethinking of this thirteenth–century wisdom in the light of twenty–first–century problems and realities. The Graduate Philosophy main collection is located on the second floor of the Doherty Library and all students can consult it. The Special and Reference collections of the Graduate Philosophy Library, located in Doherty Library’s second floor Hugh Roy Marshall Room, has restricted access.
The Music Library is located on the second floor of Cullen Hall. It contains more than 3,000 scores, both vocal and instrumental, as well as access to three different audio databases that include over 20,000 tracks. The Music Library is located on the second floor of Cullen Hall. It contains more than 3,000 scores, both vocal and instrumental, as well as access to three different audio databases that include over 20,000 tracks. There are also 450 LP records in this library’s reserved section.
The Cardinal Beran Library at St. Mary's Seminary is an integral part of the University's Graduate School of Theology. It has approximately 62,000 volumes, current subscriptions to 203 journals, 8,033 bound volumes of periodicals, 1,523 pamphlets, and 991 audio–visual items. Special collections include selected primary resources of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth century Catholic writers and a collection of historical pamphlets for catechesis of the laity. The library has been the beneficiary of the personal collection of former Bishop Wendelin J. Nold and the Blessed John Henry Newman resources from UST scholar, Fr. Richard Schiefen, CSB as well as books from retired Bishop Vincent M. Rizzotto and Archbishop Emeritus Joseph A. Fiorenza. Additionally, there are developing collections of primary resources relating to Vatican II and a collection of Catholic Fiction. Theological titles in Spanish and Vietnamese are obtained when available. To access the resources available in the Cardinal Beran Library, go to www.smseminary.com/library.