St Mary of the Angels Parish Library



The Parish Library is a work in progress.


Books are currently available to borrow from the bookcase in the narthex (foyer) of the Basilica. You are welcome to borrow books but please return them for others to read.


When borrowing and returning books, please complete details on the forms provided on the clipboard. Please return any books borrowed within a month, so others can borrow them.


Donations for the Catholic Library are most welcome and can be left at the Parish Office, in the tub next to the library bookcase in the Basilica, or at the Wing and a Prayer shop, 116 Moorabool Street, Geelong. Or call the Parish Office to arrange a pick-up if you have a large number of donations.


What's New


The Parish Library now includes a selection of DVDs, CDs and audiobooks on religious themes. These are available to borrow from the Piety Store in St Mary's Bascilica, which is open:


Monday to Friday: 10.30 am to 1.00 pm

Sunday: 10.30 am to 12.15 pm
(not open Saturday) 



From an earlier era!

Free Access to Religious Books Online


Many key texts of interest to Catholic readers can be accessed for free via the internet, to read online and/or to download as eBooks. Following are a selection of links to such books.


Writings and addresses of Pope Francis


Catechism of the Catholic Church (1993)


Compendium of the Catechism of the Catholic Church (2005) 


Compendium of the Social Doctrine of the Church (2004)


The Catholic Encyclopedia (1907-14)


Christian Classics Ethereal Library (CCEL)

Search for, read online or download classic Christian texts