The Carmelite Library is a special theological library dedicated to study and research in the areas of Spirituality and Mysticism. The collection is unique within Australia. The Library is an affiliated member of the University of Divinity (UD) and the first resource of Sentir. It is the Province Library of the Carmelite Friars in Australia-Timor Leste.

The Library is housed in a spacious and handsome setting for study and reading purposes. Everyone is most welcome to visit the Library. Our policy is hospitality first.

The Library is situated in the Carmelite Hall, beside the Church of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, at 214 Richardson Street, Middle Park. Please do not hesitate to contact us by phone (03 9682 8553) or email ( for any information about the Library and its services.

Opening Hours:

Tuesday: 12 midday - 8 p.m.

Wednesday, Thursday & Friday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Closed Monday.

Library Staff

Philip Harvey (Librarian) Susan Southall and Simone Pereira (Library Assistants), and Ceril Pereira, Kerry Johannes and Lindy Patterson (Volunteers)


The Library catalogue is available via the website. Our holdings can also be found on MCDcat, the online search catalogue of the University of Divinity.