The Central Catholic Library–Leabharlann an Chreidimh–founded in 1922 by Fr. Stephen Brown SJ, the prominent essayist and bibliographer, celebrated its 80th anniversary in June 2002. It is a voluntary subscription library. The library currently holds over 100,000 titles in its lending and reference departments. These cover all areas of life with which religion is involved: books about the life of Christ, the Bible, contemporary church history and various church issues currently under review.
The objective of the library has always been to cultivate an informed laity. We continue this work by providing standard discussions of church history, backed by authentic documents such as encyclicals and a range of periodicals dealing with contemporary Christianity.