The Centre for Marian Studies is a registered charity whose object is the advancement of the education of the public in all matters regarding the Virgin Mary.
The Centre was established in 1995, at the LSU College in Southampton, by members of the Marian Study Group consisting of scholars with an academic interest in Marian doctrine or devotion. It seeks to pursue its objects without promoting any particular religious perspective.
A broad book collection is divided in:
Biblical and apocryphal textsLiturgy Early church and the middle agesSystematic MariologySocial scientific studies Mary in poetry and fiction and Marian artShrines, black Madonnas and devotional worksMiracle collections and apparitionsMary in different Christian churches and ecumenical dialogue
A small collection of pictures and postcards, videos and DVDsA small collection of devotional objects
The Centre for Marian Studies holds a small collection of rare books - a title list is available here.
The Centre is located on the fourth floor of the Library. The collection can be accessed during the opening times of the Archives and Special Collections.