Monsignor William Barry Memorial Library

Library Resources

About the Library

The Monsignor William Barry Memorial Library is located in the center of the beautiful Miami Shores campus of Barry University. The Library is named in loving memory of Monsignor William Barry, one of the founders of Barry University and an inspirational figure in the Catholic Church within the Archdiocese of Miami.

The extensive Library research collections include more than 200,000 physical items, and over 600,000 electronic resources, including ebooks, streaming media, and electronic journals.

The collection is balanced to meet the research needs of the wide variety of undergraduate through doctoral programs offered at Barry University. The collection of Roman Catholic research materials is especially significant and is one of the largest collections of its kind in the area.

While Barry University is a private institution and access to the Library Collections is primarily restricted to Barry University students, faculty, staff, and alumni, the library supports the research needs of residents of the Village of Miami Shores, and academic researchers from around the world.

Mission Statement

The mission of the Monsignor William Barry Memorial Library, within the Division of Academic Affairs, is to serve Barry University students, faculty, staff, and community by providing exceptional patron services, information literacy instruction, and innovative information resources to support teaching, learning and research. As a center for scholarly inquiry, the Library supports Barry University’s mission and Catholic, Adrian Dominican traditions. The Library’s archival, instructional, public, reference, and technical services, as well as the Library’s comprehensive physical and electronic collections, are dedicated to advancing knowledge and truth, inclusive community, social justice, and collaborative service.

Library Staff Working Hours & Contact Information


Miami-Dade Monsignor William Barry Memorial Library


11300 NE 2nd Ave Miami, FL 33161

Interlibrary Loan Services

Interlibrary Loan (ILL) provides current Barry University Faculty, Staff, and Students access to resources which are not available at the Monsignor William Barry Memorial Library. The ILL office is located on the 4th floor of the Monsignor William Barry Memorial Library, room LIB 423.

ILL’s hours of operation are: Monday – Friday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. Borrowing services can be reached at 305-899-4050 or at

Give the Gift of Knowledge Support the Library

Your donation to the Monsignor William Barry Memorial Library will support the learning and research needs of Barry University's students, faculty, staff, and the greater community. Located in the center of Barry University's beautiful Miami campus, the Monsignor William Barry Memorial Library is an invaluable resource and one of its most important buildings.

When using our online donation form, please select "Other" and designate which of the above areas you would like to support. With this fast and simple form, you can make a one-time gift or become a monthly donor to ensure the continued success of the Monsignor William Barry Memorial Library.

If you have any questions or would like to discuss your support, please contact Library Services, at 305.899.3760 or

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5 Ways to Give to the Library

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    Support the Library Fund

    Gifts to the Library Fund supplement our annual operating budget and provide critical unrestricted discretionary funding in support of the Library's greatest needs. Gifts are used for projects that help the Library implement new technologies, develop our collection in key areas, increase access to online information resources, and support the digitization of our archives and special collections.
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    Support Library Collections

    We welcome gifts that help us purchase resources for the Library. You may specify that your donation be used to acquire materials in a particular subject area or that it be spent for books of the librarians' choosing.
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    Support the Heal A Book Program

    The Library's Archives and Special Collections Rare Book Room contains more than 6,000 volumes, including items from the 17th century. They have been collected through donations from faculty, alumni, and the community since the University's founding in 1940. The Heal a Book program provides funds to support ongoing preservation procedures and to repair, bind, or replace books of significant value.
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    Support Library Events

    The Monsignor William Barry Memorial Library frequently hosts events to support its mission and the University's core commitments. A gift to sponsor a Library event helps to financially support a lecture, exhibit, or book presentation.
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    Donate Books

    Donations of books and archival collections help increase and improve our collections and services.

Library Resources Archives & Special Collections

Archives and Special Collections a department of the Monsignor William Barry Memorial Library, is committed to collecting, preserving, and providing access to primary source materials that support the research needs of the Barry University community and beyond.

Materials available in our department include: University Records, Rare Books and Special Collections. Located in Lehman Hall 201, Monday - Friday from 9:00 am to 5 pm. For more information please contact or call 305-899-3027

Services We Offer

  • Access to materials pertaining to Archives and Special Collections will be allowed in reading room only, materials do not circulate and stacks are closed. Collections may be located using the library catalog or research guide site.

  • Provide research assistance and engages emerging scholars with undergraduate internship opportunities. Research inquiries are taken in person, by telephone, by e-mail, or by mail.

  •  Provide scanning services of materials in our collections to the Barry community and visitors for research or administrative purposes.

  •  Prepare instructional sessions for undergraduate and graduate level classes and provides introduction to the Archival work and its resources.

  • Coordinate exhibitions to enrich the cultural and intellectual life of the university community by displaying notable objects of historical distinction.

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