St. Jude The Apostle Church, Lewes, DE

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Parish Library

Parish Library

St. Jude The Apostle Catholic Church


St. Jude The Apostle Parish Library

St. Jude The Apostle Parish Library is located in the Christian Formation Center.. The Library is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM and during Religious Education classes.

All are welcome to browse and enjoy our collection of books, CDs, DVDs and reference. For your searching convenience the card catalogue and computer catalog lists all of our library holdings by author, title, and subject.

The circulating collection is self-service and includes an interesting and growing variety of books and audio-visuals. One can find material on spirituality, prayer, sacred scripture, sacraments, family life, church history, art, biography, fiction, and literature.

There is also a special section for children and youth.

The library can be enjoyed by the whole family.


In addition to the circulating materials, we have a non-circulating reference section, which includes encyclopedias, bibles, concordances and periodicals.

All materials except reference books may be checked out for a period of 3 weeks.



Library Donation Policy


        The goal of the Library Committee of St. Jude The Apostle Catholic Church is to develop a quality collection of current and classic books and audiovisual materials related to Catholicism and Christianity in order to provide users with spiritual inspiration, information, and guidance.


          The Committee expresses its appreciation for the generosity of the many parishioners and other individuals who have offered donations of books, audiovisual materials, monetary gifts, furniture, supplies, and “adopted” books for our library.  As a result, our library has a wonderful array of topics for you to enjoy and bookshelves that are almost filled to capacity.


          Due to limited space, the Committee has developed the following criteria for donated items:

  1. An item must have a copyright date no older than 10 years, unless it is a religious classic with a current reprint date, within the past 10 years. Exceptions may be made on a case by case basis upon the approval of the Library Committee. Materials are available for adults, youth and children.
  2. The Library does not accept cassette recordings, VHS, videotapes, or pamphlets.
  3. The Library will keep no more than 2 copies of the same title.
  4. Items concerning Catholic faith and morals must have an imprimatur and nihil obstat, the official sanction of the Catholic Church.
  5. Items must not have any markings, underlining, highlighting, or pages that are yellowed.
  6. Items must be clean and in a condition that would be inviting to users.

 February 2018