The Caroline Chisholm Library

The Caroline Chisholm Library is a Catholic theological lending and reference library situated in central Melbourne (Level 3, 358 Lonsdale St - opposite St Francis Church). Opening Hours are 11am - 5pm Monday to Friday.

All members of the public are welcome to browse the library, use it for reference purposes or attend lectures. Persons interested in borrowing books can become library members (membership forms are avaliable at the Library).

The library catalogue is available online at the Library's website at

This blog will give details of events at the library, text of talks given at the library as well as reviews of books in the library collection.

Thursday, 29 October 2015

Interested in volunteering at the Library?

Our volunteers are the life of our Library. We are not just a treasure of books and writing, but a treasure trove of good friends and support.

Our volunteers sort and catalogue books, contact our members and answer our phone. They also paint the lunch room, clean out the office, raise funds and tidy the toys. Others teach the practice of Iconography and lead discussions. They do this with a warm welcoming smile as you walk in the door.

They also have so much to teach us at the Library.

One of our regular volunteers, is an intrepid adventurer in her 70’s, she is now in Siberia. When asked why Siberia? Her answer was ‘why not?’ Another volunteer is a dynamo cataloguer, she is also a medical doctor specializing in Cystic Fibrosis. Just to keep her mind sharp she is studying Hebrew!
Another regular volunteer buries himself in our latest donated collections and surfaces with fabulous book reviews – watch out for his contributions to later Library Briefs editions.

The one common grace about our volunteers is their love for our Library and their big welcome when you visit us.

What would you like to do at ‘The Caroline?’ We need more people like you, ready to make new friends, learn new skills and show your smile!

Join us at ‘The Caroline’. Contact Anna Krohn on 03 9670 1815 and one of
our friends will get back to you.

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