Loyola University Maryland

Center for Community Service and Justice (CCSJ)

Resources and Library

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Whether you're looking for information on specific social justice issues for a research paper or your own personal growth, CCSJ is happy to supply resources to aid in your search. You are welcome to stop by and browse our library, which is stocked with books on current social issues that may be borrowed for up to three weeks.


The spotlight book of the week is...

A Community Service Prayer Book

Loyola College Center for Values and Service


Tucked away in CCSJ’s library is a little artifact, ‘A Community Service Prayer Book’ which is over 15 years old. Filled with prayers about community service, and intended once for Loyola students as a handbook, it tells a piece of our story. This story began in 1992, nearly 25 years ago, with the birth of an office called the Center for Values and Service, which was founded at what was then Loyola College by Father Tim Brown and Erin Swezey. Since then, CCSJ has changed its name, traveled from its former dwelling place beneath the chapel to our current home in Humanities, and seen many staff, both professional and student, come and go. This little book captures a moment in the history of our organization, and reminds us of where we’ve been, on whose shoulder’s we stand, and where we’re headed. This year has seen, and portends, much change. As CCSJ’s story continues to be told, let’s look at what once was written.

“I slept and I dreamed
That life is all joy.
I woke and I saw
That life is all service.
I served and I saw
That Service is joy!”

- Nath Tagore



We have also collected articles, videos, and pictures on social justice topics for your use! Click on the following links to access these databases:


In addition, we have collected the following useful resources: