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Carmelite Libraries


Rome (Italy) - General Archives of the Carmelite Order

Curia Generalizia dei Carmelitani

Director/Archivist: Ton van der Guilik, O. Carm.

For the documents before 1935 please contact the archivist of the historical section of the General Archive, Fr. Mario Alfarano, O.Carm.:





Melbourne (Australia) - Carmelite Library

Carmelite Priory
214 Richardson Street
Victoria  3207

Tel: 03 9682 8553


Website and Online Catalogue


São Paolo (Brazil) - Carmelite Library

Comunidade Carmelita
Convento do Carmo
Martiniano de Carvalho, 114
Bela Vista      São Paolo/SP


Aylesford (Britain) - Carmelite Library

Carmelite Library
The Friars
Kent  ME20 7BX

Tel: 01622-717272  |  Fax: 01622-715575


Nante (France) - Carmelite Library

Notre Dame de Lumières
Allèe Titus Brandsma
44200 NANTES

Website and Online Catalogue

Tel: (0)

Director/Librarian: Ives Beaupere, O. Carm.


Straubing (Germany)

Albrechtsgasse 20

Tel: 09421-8437-0  |  Fax: 09421-8437-35
Director/Librarian: Rainer Fielenbach, O. Carm.


Dublin (Ireland) - Carmelite Library

Carmelite Library
Gort Muire Centre

Tel: 01 298 4014  |  Fax: 01 298 9811


Rome (Italy) - Biblioteca Carmelitana

Centro Internazionale Sant’ Alberto (CISA)
Via Sforza Pallavicini, 10

Tel: +39 06 681 0081  |  Fax: +39 06 683 07 200

Director/Librarian: Ton van der Guilik, O. Carm.

Website and Online Catalogue


Boxmeer (Netherlands) - Carmelite Library

Steenstraat 39
5831 JA Boxmeer

Tel: 0485-562156  |  0485-562179
Director/Librarian: Ton van der Guilik, O. Carm.

Website and Online Catalogue


Krakow (Poland)

Klasztor OO. Karmelitów
ul. Karmelicka, 19
31-131 KRAKÓW

Tel: 12 63267 52  |  Fax: 12 632 6970


Washington, D.C. (USA) - Carmelite Library

Whitefriars Hall
1600 Webster Street, N.E.
Washington, D.C. 20017

Tel: (202) 526 1221 x 204

Website and Online Catalogue




  • Carmelitana Collection—Centro Internazionale Sant’t Alberto, Rome

  • General Library—Centro Internazionale Sant’Alberto, Rome

  • Carmelitana Collection—Whitefriars Hall, Washington D.C.

  • British Provincial Library—The Friars, Aylesford, England

  • Carmelite Library - Province of Australia and Timor-Leste
  • Aylesford Guest Library—The Friars, Aylesford, England

  • Friars’ Theology Library—East Finchley, London, England

  • Irish Provincial Library—Gort Muire Conference Center, Dublin, Ireland

  • Polish Provincial Libray—Carmelite Priory, Krakow, Poland

  • Rio de Janiero Provincial Library—Carmelite Priory, São Paulo, Brazil

  • Arago-Valencia Provincial Library—Carmelite Priory, Salamanca, Spain

  • Dutch Carmelite Institute Library—Carmelite Priory, Boxmeer, the Netherlands

  • Titus Brandsma Institute Library—University of Nijmegen, Nijmegen, the Netherlands

  • French Delegation Library—Notre Dame de Lumières, Nantes France

  • Carmelite Theology Library—Carmelite Priory, Mainz, Germany

  • Maltese Provincial Library—Carmelite Priory, Valletta, Malta

  • Indonesian Carmelite Institute Library—Carmelite Institute, Malang, Indonesia

  • Indonesia Carmelite Formation Library—Carmelite Formation House, Flores, Indonesia

  • Phillipine Carmelite Institute Library—Philipines Carmelite Institute Manila 

  • Italian Province Carmelite Libraries—San Martino ai Monti, Rome, and Carmine of Florence, Italy


As Carmelites We live our life of allegiance to Jesus Christ and to serve Him faithfully with a pure heart and a clear conscience through a commitment to seek the face of the living God (the contemplative dimension of life), through prayer, through fraternity, and through service (diakonia). These three fundamental elements of the charism are not distinct and unrelated values, but closely interwoven. 

All of these we live under the protection, inspiration and guidance of Mary, Our Lady of Mount Carmel, whom we honor as "our Mother and sister."