Notre Dame Press Expands Digital Book Availability for the Notre Dame Community

Author: Kathryn Pitts

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At Notre Dame Press we know how tough it’s been on readers who are practicing COVID-19 social distancing guidelines and have not been able to visit libraries or bookstores to borrow or buy new titles. To that end, the Press is pleased to increase the number of digital books available for free to the Notre Dame community through the Notre Dame Press Collection.

The Notre Dame Press Collection is a collaboration with the University of Notre Dame Hesburgh Libraries to make UNDP backlist titles available through CurateND, the Libraries’ institutional repository. The Notre Dame Press Collection allows members of the broader Notre Dame community to have free access to all the digital books available in the collection. The collection continues to expand as more backlist titles are digitized and through the publication of new books.

Here are some of the new titles:

A Promised Land, A Perilous Journey, edited by Daniel G. Groody and Gioacchino Campese, should be read by anyone interested in acquiring a deeper grasp of the complex issues surrounding the border, immigration, and the theology of migration.

The Shamrock and the Cross by Eileen P. Sullivan explores how fictionalized accounts of Irish American Catholicism shaped the growth and role of the church in American society in the nineteenth century.

The poems in The Yearning Feed by Manuel Paul López, winner of the Ernest Sandeen Prize in Poetry, take place in the San Diego/Imperial Valley regions, communities located along the U.S.-Mexico border.

Human Encumbrances by David P. Nally is an intellectually significant and remarkably accessible exploration of the history of the Irish famine.

Mary on the Eve of the Second Vatican Council, edited by John C. Cavadini and Danielle M. Peters, examines the various currents in Mariology in the decades prior to Vatican II.

The Notre Dame Press Collection at CurateND demonstrates the mutual commitment of UNDP and the Hesburgh Libraries to disseminate innovative, influential, and enduring scholarship to the broadest possible audience. We invite you to suggest UNDP titles you would like included in the Collection. If there is a book that you have been eager to read, please email us with your suggestions at

Since its founding in 1949, the Press has published more than 3,000 print and digital books and has long been recognized as a leading American publisher of scholarly research and ideas. Notre Dame Press Collection represents a range of old and new titles as well as best-sellers. The authors include some of the leading scholars and thinkers of the past eight hundred years, including Nicholas Afanasiev, Thomas Aquinas, Maurice Blondel, Louis Dupré, Ernesto Galarza, Nicholas Lash, Alasdair MacIntyre, John Henry Cardinal Newman, and Elie Wiesel, among others.

Contact: Kathryn Pitts, Notre Dame Press, e:, t: (574) 210-6155.