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Center for Catholic and Dominican Studies

Aquinas Hall, First Floor South
Entrance faces St. Dominic Chapel
Phone: (401) 865-2870
Fax: (401) 865-2880

Fr. R. Gabriel Pivarnik, O.P., S.T.D., Director 

During the academic year, the Cen​ter for Catholic and Dominican Studies is open from 8:30 a.m​. until 9:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday and from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Friday. Outside the academic year, the Center for Catholic and Dominican Studies is open from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday and from 8:30 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. Friday.

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​Facilities and Resources


General Information


The Center consists of a large reading and study room, computer terminals and printer, offices and display space, and a seminar or meeting room. It also allows for wireless internet connections.

The Center has an extensive library of more than a thousand volumes spanning church history, theology, spirituality, and sacred art.

It also has a collection of works on specifically Dominican topics or by Dominicans, and is adjacent to the Dominican archives of the Province of St. Joseph.


The Digital Archives Project

The Digital Archives Project is a new initiative of the Center's that seeks to make a number of texts and manuscripts that were classified as rare or special collections accessible to the entire community at any time. Many of these works have never been viewed by the public before. As a multi-phased project, it seeks to add continually to the collection of the Center by digitizing various works: some include works from Dominican archives across the world and others are important documents and texts for the life of the Church. If you would like to know more about The Digital Archives Project please download it here​.

The Periodical Collection


The Center has an extensive print periodical collection, including:

  • America
  • Catholic Biblical Quarterly
  • Catholic Historical Review
  • Catholic World Report
  • Commonweal
  • Crisis Magazine
  • Crux of the News
  • First Things
  • Image Inside the Vatican
  • Journal of Catholic Social Thought
  • Journal of Early Christian Studies
  • Logos: Journal of Catholic Thought and Culture
  • National Catholic Bioethics Quarterly
  • New Blackfriars
  • Origins
  • Our Sunday Visitor
  • Rhode Island Catholic
  • Spiritual Life
  • The Tablet
  • Theological Studies
  • The Thomist
  • The Trumpet​
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