LIBRARY OF THE
- Our library catalog is not completely computerized. Since February
1993, we have originally catalog nearly 80 % of the 200,000 items in our
stacks. If you like to consult our library database, please use this
web link : http://seminaire.c4di.
- The best way to consult our library collections is to come at the library of
the Seminary of Saint-Hyacinthe during our opening hours.
- You may send your requests :
- If you wish to help us financially to reach our goals (computerization of
our library catalog, installation of a library database by internet, new computers
or softwares, new books acquisitions or new library materials such as stacks,
etc),we will be proud anytime to accept your donation. Our library is a
non-profit organization totally finance by the Corporation of the Seminary of
Loan and consultation rates
Consultation at the library : it is
free of charge.
The library of the Seminary of Saint-Hyacinthe
is open to everyone.
Borrowing rate :
10 $ / year for all extern users from the
Free of charge for all residents and employees of the
Seminary, for the pastoral agents,
the priests, the religious and the Sisters of the Saint-Hyacinthe's diocese and the
theological or pastoral students from the Saint-Hyacinthe's Diocese.
The library has signed agreements with some
other canadian libraries. You may loan our items by sending us an interloan
formulary as request by all the libraries involved in the interloan policy.
There are some fees to pay for borrowing items from our library. All
items dated before 1900 should consult in our library at the Seminary of
Saint-Hyacinthe, because of their fragility and scarcity.
Loan lenght and quantity permitted
|Type of documents
Books, booklets, periodicals printed
Only at the library
Books, booklets printed after 1900
Maximum borrowing of 8 items for a period of 4 weeks
Only at the library
Periodicals printed after 1900
Maximum borrowing of 4 items for a period of 1 weeks
Periodicals of the current year
Only at the library for the most recent issue
Periodicals printed before 1900
Only at the library
You could renew your items borrowed
only once time and only if there is no other user has
not claimed the items borrowed by you. If it the case, the borrower will
bring back quickly the items requested by the other user.
The renewing of your loaned items could be
done by different ways, such as :
A loan policy exists since 1994.
- by phone (450) 774-5560 extension 109, there
is an answering call system that registers your request anytime.
- by email :
Return of items
- During the regular opening hours of the library of the Seminary of
- Monday and Tuesday from 13 h to 17 h.
- Wednesday and Thursday from 8 h to 12 h and from
12 h 30 to 16 h 30.
- Out of the regular opening hours of the library of the Seminary of
You will have to come to the main entry of the Seminary of
Saint-Hyacinthe. The reception desk is opened from 8 h to 22 h each
day during all the year. Put your items in a bag. You will
give that bag to the clerk at the reception desk. On that bag, put
on a paper with:
- your name ;
- and address it to Bernard Auger at the Library of the Seminary of
We want to thank you for your collaboration.
Overdue loans, lost or damaged items
Any items overdue could be charge of a fine of
the amount of 1.00 $ per item and per day overdue.
Items broken during the loan will be repaired
by our binding workshop or by an independant binding workshop. The cost of the
repairs will be reimburse by the borrower. Our binding rates change for each
items because of the kind and the type of repair to do.
If the item is lost, then the borrower will
have to repay the actual price of the item. There are also administrative
and technical costs of 100,00$ per item lost.
The librarian would be please to do a visit of
the library of the Seminary of Saint-Hyacinthe and some other parts of the Seminary
such as the charming neo-gothic chapell, the museum exhibitions. It is better
to call us, before doing any project to visit us, so the librarian could tell you,
if he is available or not. For all groups, we suggest you to take an
appointment. The scheduled hours to do a visit of the chapell are : 9 h,
10 h 30, 13 h and 14 h 30.
Monday and Tuesday
from 13 h to 17 h.
Wednesday and Thursday from
8 h to 12 h , and from 12 h 30 to 16 h 30.
If you need more informations, do not
hesitate to contact the librarian Mr Bernard Auger.
It is always better to phone before doing
any visit, so you will be sure that the library will be open. Sometimes,
it happens that the librarian has to leave for meetings or else.
That will be a pleasure meeting you.
Bernard Auger, librarian.
Geographic location of the Seminary
From Montreal, take the highway 20 going to
Québec city, until you reach the Exit 133 "Rue
Girouard" at Saint-Hyacinthe. At the first STOP, you turn to your
left on the Casavant East Boulevard. At the next STOP, you turn to your right,
you will be on Girouard Street. Continue until the next STOP at the corner of
Vézina Street. The Seminary is located at few meters before the
next STOP at the corner of Pratte Street. The address is
650, Girouard East Street , Saint-Hyacinthe J2S 2Y2.
Please, use the main entry and at the reception desk, ask to meet the
Map borrowed from the Société du Patrimoine
religieux du diocèse de Saint-Hyacinthe.
RETURN TO THE TOP OF THE PAGE