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Collections Policy

The McGreal Center facilitates Project OPUS, a multi-volume history of the Order of Preachers in the United States from 1786 to the present. The center collects materials that relate to collaborative organizations of the Dominican family in the United States: laity, nuns, sisters and friars. The McGreal Center also accepts items that enhance existing collections, contribute to original scholarship and broaden resources available to our patrons.

The center’s non-circulating library includes, but is not limited to, publications related to Catholic history and spirituality, Dominican Order history, parish and diocesan history, Dominican congregation history, Dominican spirituality, religious life, biographies of Dominican figures, and other topics relevant to research on the Dominican Order in the United States. All items are cataloged in and searchable through Dominican University’s Crown Library Online Public Access Catalog.

Copyright, Copies and Publication

Researchers should verify copyright of materials with the archivist and director. Copies and/or scans of documents and photographs may be produced by staff members upon request. Copies are provided for personal research needs only. There is a charge for reproduction and scanning. Fees may be waived for members of the Dominican family, Dominican organizations, and at the director’s discretion. To publish an item belonging to the McGreal Center, a reproduction agreement form must be filled out and applicable fees paid. Permission to publish is for one-time publication and does not transfer copyright.

Access Policies

Hours of Service

The reading room is open 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Wednesday.

Researchers to the archives are requested to make an appointment. Please see About Us for more information.


Available. Photocopies are subject to copyright laws. Please contact us for information regarding fees.

Interlibrary Loan

Please contact Dominican University's Rebecca Crown Library regarding interlibrary loan options.

Reference Policy

Inquiries can be made by telephone at (708) 524-6677, by e-mail at, or through the Contact Us form.

Borrowing Privileges

Library holdings are non-circulating and may only be used within the McGreal Center.