Catholic Library Association

This collection contains the Catholic Library Association's reference publications that predate the creation of the CPLI online index in 1981:
  • The Guide to Catholic Literature, 1888-1967
  • Catholic Periodical Index, 1930-1967
  • Catholic Periodical and Literature Index, 1968-1980
Founded in 1921, the Catholic Library Association was organized by interested librarians to provide opportunities for professional development and sponsor publications applicable to Catholic culture and literature. In 1930, the association became independent of the National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA) and published the first volume of the Catholic Periodical Index. Besides these publications, the association sponsors local chapters, national sections and hosts biannual online conferences. For more information see:

Catholic Library Association
205 W. Monroe St., Ste. 314
Chicago, IL  60606-5061