The Medieval Institute Reading Room

None of the collections in the Medieval Institute's Reading Rooms circulate, but may be consulted during library hours in the reading rooms. Materials may only be removed from the reading room for photocopying at the discretion of the Reference Specialist. The library catalogue, as well as most of the Medieval Institute Library's electronic resources may be accessed from any computer by any patron with a valid Notre Dame NETID. There is a network terminal in the main reading room and three others in the Ambrosiana reference area, where there is also a ViewScan II microtext scanner.

In addition to the main reading room, the Medieval Institute Library has three smaller reading rooms. One is devoted to paleography and contains most of the Institute Library's holdings in the Z call number range. Another reading room contains the Astrik L Gabriel Universities Collection. This includes materials pertaining to the history of education from late antiquity through the early modern period with special strengths in the early history of universities. The third room contains a number of microtext resources, a microtext scanner, microfiche reader, computer terminals, a reference collection pertaining to the Biblioteca Ambrosiana and our Ambrosiana Microfilm collection.


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The Medieval Institute Library's reference resources are too numerous to list in their entirety. We have provided here a brief list of the most important sets and items in the main reading room. All materials in the reading room are shelved in call number order. Recent acquisitions are on the shelf inbetween the doors to the Paleography Room and the Universities Collection.

Finding aid for Reading Room materials
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  • Acta Sanctorum   Range 8
  • Albertus Magnus Opera Omnia   Range 1
  • Altfranzösisches Wörterbuch   Range 15
  • Analecta Hymnica   Range 6
  • Anglo-Norman Dictionary   Range 15
  • Aristoteles Latinus   Range 1
  • Augustinus Lexikon   Range 4

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  • Bernard of Clairvaux Opera   Range 1
  • Biblia Latina cum Glossa Ordinaria   Range 5
  • Biblia Vulgata   Range 5
  • Bibliorum Sanctorum latinae versiones antiquae   Range 5
  • Biblioteca Sanctorum   Range 6
  • Bonaventure Opera Omnia   Range 1

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  • Cambridge History of Later Medieval Philosophy   Range 1
  • New Cambridge Medieval History   Range 9
  • New Catholic Encyclopedia   Range 6
  • Corpus Christanorum Continuatio Medievalis   Range 2-3
  • Corpus Christanorum Series Latina   Range 2
  • Corpus Iuris Canonici   Range 7
  • Corpus Latinum commentariorum in Aristotelem Graecorum   Range 1
  • Corpus Scriptorum Latinorum Ecclesiasticorum   Range 2

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  • Deutsches Rechtswörterbuch   Range 13
  • Dictionary of the Middle Ages   Range 8
  • Dictionnaire d'Archéologie Chrétienne et de Liturgie Range 5
  • Dictionnaire de Droit Canonique   Range 7
  • Dictionnaire de la Langue Française du Seizième siècle   Range 15
  • Dictionnaire de l'Ancienne Langue Française   Range 15
  • Dictionnaire de Théologie Catholique   Range 5
  • Dictionnaire d'Histoire et de Geographie Ecclesiastiques Range 5
  • Dizionario etimologico italiano   Range 15

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  • Meister Eckhart Die deutschen Werke and Die lateinischen Werke   Range 6
  • Enciclopedia Cattolica   Range 6
  • Erasmus Opera   Range 15
  • España sagrada   Range 6

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  • Gallia Christiana   Range 6
  • Germania Sacra   Range 6
  • Jean Gerson Oeuvres complètes   Range 6
  • Geschichte der lateinischen Literatur des Mittelalters   Range 15
  • Glossarium Mediae et Infimae Latinitatis   Range 14
  • Novum Glossarium Mediae Latinitatis   Range 14
  • Grammatici Latini   Range 15

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  • Handwörterbuch sur deutschen Rechtsgeschichte   Range 13
  • Helvetia Sacra   Range 6
  • Henricus de Gandavo Opera   Range 6


  • Iconographie de l'art chrétien   Range 13
  • Italia Sacra   Range 8


  • John Duns Scotus Opera Omnia   Range 2
  • John of Salisbury Opera Omnia   Range 2

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  • Lexikon des Mittelalters   Range 8
  • Lexikon für Theologie und Kirche   Range 5
  • Lexikon Totius Latinitatis   Range 14


  • Mansi Amplissima Collectio Conciliorum   Range 6
  • Middle English Dictionary   Range 15
  • Monasticon Anglicanum   Range 8
  • Monasticon Belge   Range 8
  • Monumenta Germaniae Historica   Range 9 through 11

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  • Nicholas of Cusa Opera Omnia   Range 2


  • Oxford Classical Dictionary   Range 12
  • Oxford Dictionary of Byzantium   Range 12
  • Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church   Range 5
  • Orbis Latinus   Range 13


  • Patrologia Latina   Range 4

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  • Raymond Lull Opera Omnia   Range 2
  • Rolls Series   Range 9


  • Sources chrétiennes   Range 3

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  • Thesuarus Linguae Latinae   Range 14
  • Thesaurus Proverbiorum Medii Aevi   Range 15
  • Thomas Aquinas Opera Omnia   Range 7
  • James A Weisheipl Friar Thomas D'Aquino: His life, thought, and works   Range 2
  • Typologie des Sources du Moyen Âge Occidental Range 16


  • William of Ockham Opera Philosophica et Theologica   Range 2

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