The College Archives include catalogs, department and college newsletters, the Gleaner, hundreds of photographs, memorabilia, newspaper clippings and much more.
The Browsing Lounge houses two popular collections. NazFlix is a a circulating collection of popular DVD titles that has been developed for the recreational needs of the college community. The McNaughton Collection is a subscription service that delivers new and highly sought after popular titles.
Children's Literature Room and Young Adult Collection
The children's literature room holds a substantial collection of fiction and non-fiction children's books. A further special collection housed within the room is the Christmas Tree Collection, literature focusing on Christmas and holiday themes donated by the late Professor Barbara A. Davis. Our young adult fiction titles are shelved in the reference area, outside the children's literature room.
Courtney Autograph Collection
The Rosemary Courtney Autograph Collection includes a variety of autographs, letters and index cards collected by Rosemary Courtney from various famous celebrities, writers and political figures.
The Courtney Collection and Courtney Journals, are housed separately in the Rare Book Room. Many of these books also contain autographs.
Rare Book Room
The Rare Book Room houses books of exceptional value or limited holdings and availability. Within this room there is a section devoted to Nazareth College Faculty, Staff and Student Publications, and the Courtney Collection and Journals (see above for the Rosemary Courtney Autograph Collection).
Saint Jerome Window
The reading room itself sits under the grandeur of the Saint Jerome Window, which has great artistic and historical value. Within the reading room are several small collections devoted to the prominent 20th century writer after which they are named.
Chesterton Collection -- English essayist and novelist, Gilbert Keith Chesterton.
Belloc Collection -- Anglo-French author Hilaire Belloc, a close associate of Chesterton.
Sitwells Collection -- English poets and critics, Edith, Osbert and Scheverell Sitwell.
Baring Collection -- English dramatist, poet and novelist, Maurice Baring
Thomas Merton Room & Letters
The Thomas Merton Room houses a collection of books, tapes, videos and letters, focusing on and around the works of Thomas Merton. Access to the Thomas Merton Letters are available by appointment.