Christmas & University Libraries

Christmas is a commemoration that honors the Birth of Christ (Nativity) and is celebrated on December 25th of each year. This remembrance is central to adherents of Christianity and is part of a liturgical sequence that includes Advent through the Twelfth Night which culminates this spiritual observance. The Christmas holiday is also celebrated as a cultural holiday by many Christians and non-Christians alike.

More information on the meaning of Christmas with additional resources can be found on Jesus Christ , his birth through the Nativity and the inclusive story of Christianity via the University Libraries.

Merry Christmas!

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Religious Holidays and Christmas Traditions at Seton Hall

As we celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Rohastu, Zarahosht Diso, and other sacred holidays this December, we pause to honor the histories associated with each of these faith-based traditions.

The Seton Hall University Libraries provides our research community with scholarly and popular resources that explore the foundations of solemn celebratory events. Start your pursuit of information via the following link to our  Online Book Catalog.

In addition, we are adding newly created resources and notices about all Religious Holidays, especially Christmas and Hanukkah on a local and global basis including:

History of Christmas at Seton Hall University Podcast

University Libraries Blog Archive – Christmas

University Libraries Blog Archive – Hanakkuh

The University Libraries staff wishes everyone a Joyous and Healthy Holiday Season ahead. We look forward to seeing you and serving your information needs in 2023!


Library Closed for Christmas Recess

#SHU_Libraries 24/7 Hours end on Tuesday, December 18th @ 11pm

Wednesday, December 19th 8am – 5pm
Thursday, December 20th 8am – 5pm
Friday, December 21st 8am – 5pm

We Will Be Closed for the Christmas Recess

from Saturday, December 22nd — Wednesday, January 2nd, 2019

The library re-opens Thursday, January 3rd, 8am to 5pm

View our complete hours [link]

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all!

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