NINS Library

The Gailliot Center for Newman Studies


The library of The National Institute for Newman Studies comprises two complimentary parts: a physical print book library, housed at the Gailliot Center for Newman Studies, and a digital collection of archives, which includes the Newman Reader, Birmingham Oratory archives, the Oriel College Library project (coming soon) and thousands of books and articles.
Building on the bequest made by Fr. Giese, NINS has now increased its print book collection to over 3,000 volumes, with additions being made regularly to acquire the most recent Newman scholarship. The library is available to researchers-in-residence through the Visiting Scholars Program and, by special arrangement, to others who have an in interest in Newman. The catalog of the Newman Library can be found and searched here.
The Newman Reader provides access to digital editions of Newman's primary works as well as information about Newman's life and Cause for Sainthood. This digital collection will soon be incorporated into a new platform that will allow scholars to view the original manuscripts alongside transcripts, metadata, and more. With deep-zoom document viewers and a variety of annotation tools, scholars will be able research Newman in new and powerful ways. Please sign up for our newsletter to be informed when this platform is available.

What is in our collection?

NINS digital collections contain the most comprehensive archive of works authored by John Henry Newman. Our digital collections contain 200,000+ digitized images of Newman's handwritten papers, 5000+ books and articles published by (or about) John Henry Newman, and an extensive database of the card catalog used by Newman to check out/in books from the Oriel College Library.

How does it work?

Access is simple. Once launched, you'll sign up for an account, wait for approval, then you'll have access to our online research tools and digital archives.

When will it be available?

The project will be launched in phases, starting with content from the Newman Reader in the fall, 2018, with added content from our Birmingham Oratory archives as well as all of our other digital assets in the following months.
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