St. Gregory offers an extensive library with over 1,500 books, periodicals, videos, and CDs, housed in two locations.
The library mission is to provide materials to further the intellectual and spiritual growth of members of the parish and the larger community, including the university. Please let us know how we can assist you!
Hours & Access:
The small library in the upstairs social hall is open for self-service any time the church is open. This collection features many of our most popular Orthodox items. To borrow an item, simply sign the check-out card and place it in the black box. Current issues of periodicals may be signed out using the sheet on the bulletin board. Members of the library staff are also usually available after Sunday Liturgy to assist.
The Main Collection is available in the Education Building, behind the annex. This is generally open the first Saturday of the month from 10am to Noon. Church school teachers and children are welcome to use the reference collection during classes, and may check out materials to take home with them from the circulating collection by simply signing the card. Materials marked Reference should not be removed from the library without special permission. We are also happy to open the main library by appointment.
Our library receives no budget and is 100% donor and volunteer supported. We are always happy to receive donations for materials relating to theology, church history, worship, and children’s books that assist in the formation of positive virtues. We also accept relevant world history and literature, and materials about other faiths and other Christian traditions. Materials that do not fit the collection policy will be donated to other worthy recipients. Cash donations are also welcome to help us purchase additional materials. Persons wishing to donate materials as a memorial or in honor of another individual should contact the chairperson, Caren Stayer. Tax receipts can also be provided.
The library is open to anyone. Those who are not members of the parish must provide name, phone number and address when checking out materials. All materials have a one month borrowing time limit. The borrower is responsible for reasonable care of the items and their timely return or renewal. Borrowers may be asked to pay replacement costs for any damaged, lost, or destroyed materials.
For library appointments or other questions, please contact Charles DeGrove at 614/253-3237, or Caren Stayer at 614/657-6259, or firstname.lastname@example.org.