LIBRARY OF THE
Nearly all our items, from our collections,
were given to the Seminary 's library by the people living in the Saint-Hyacinthe
vincinity, or by ancient Seminary's students and sometimes from somewhere else
(Montreal, Quebec city, Sherbrooke and from United States). A good part of all
the collections were acquired at the death of the people when they donate their
books and magazines, to the library of the Seminary of Saint-Hyacinthe. These
donations also happen when people are doing their spring-cleaning, or when they move
to a smaller apartment or a retirement home. We wish to thank them all, for
all those treasures that we can find in our collections, gracefully acquired,
by their unlimited and great generosity.
The actual buying of new items are specifically
linked to the continuation and improvement of the great existing religious and
Canadiana collections. A managing policy of the acquistion by donation
exists since 1994.
Annually, we received betwen 500 to 5,000
items (books, periodicals, pamphlets or tracts) in donation. It is impossible
for us to keep all these items, so, what we discard is sold at the library at a very
bargain price. The money is used to improve our collections and for
computerize the collections. If it is not sold, it is given.
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