The College has a well equipped Library. It houses a collection of more than 34,000 books on Sacred Scripture, Theology, Philosophy, Sociology, Counselling and Psychology, World Religions, and Indian Studies, particularly Northeast Tribal Studies. There are over 500 bound volumes of reviews and about 175 periodicals of different categories. It has a spacious and well stacked Reference section with a seating capacity for 50 people. The Library is fully computerized to enable staff and students to have easy access to titles and authors, and other resources of the library.

Cultural-Historical Documentation Centre

The Church in Northeast India is predominantly tribal in character and the vast majority of its Christians belong to the tribal population. In order to facilitate the study of their various cultures and religious beliefs, a Cultural-Historical Documentation Centre also has been established in the College. The Documentation Centre gathers and maintains information on the Church, the socio-cultural, political and religious life of the people in the region.

Religio-Cultural Museum

The Museum attached to the Cultural-Historical Documentation Centre has a rich and rare collection of articles and artefacts, depicting the life and culture of the people of Northeast India. The Museum also offers detailed statistical information about the Catholic Church in Northeast India.


The College has a Publication Department called Oriens Publications. It brings out regularly books and monographs relevant to theological formation and pastoral ministry in Northeast India. The College also publishes a theological journal called Oriens Journal for Contextual Theology which appears annually. The College, on behalf of the Diocesan Priests of the Region, also edits and publishes The Diocesan Priest, a bi-annual, primarily for contextual and pastoral reflection.

Some Publications from Oriens

01. HAOKIP, Peter, Thomas Manjaly and, Kuriakose Poovathumkudy, eds., Know Your People: Cultural Sensitivity in Formation (Shillong: Oriens Publications, 2005), pp. 167 (PB).
02. MANJALY, Thomas, A Bibliography for the Study of Sacred Scripture, 1998, pp. 40 (PB).
03. MANJALY, Thomas, Collaborative Ministry: An Exegetical and Theological Study of Synergos in Paul (Bangalore: ATC, 2001), pp. 397 (PB).
04. MANJALY, Thomas, ed., Encountering the Word of God: A Transformative Reading of the Bible (Shillong: Oriens Publications, 2009), pp. 103 (PB).
05. MANJALY, Thomas, ed., Year of St. Paul: Reflections on Paul (Shillong: Oriens Publications, 2008), pp. 72 (PB).
06. MANJALY, Thomas, Graviour Augustine and Tomy Palely, eds., Challenges of Faith Formation in North-East India (Shillong: Oriens Publications, 2009), pp. 287 (PB).
07. MANJALY, Thomas, Handbook for Biblical Studies (Shillong: Oriens Publications, 2011), pp. 80 (PB).
08. MANJALY, Thomas, How to Pray the Bible, 1998, pp. 46 (PB).
09. MANJALY, Thomas, Journeying with the Word (Shillong: Oriens Publications, 2013), pp. 104 (PB).
10. MANJALY, Thomas, Kuriakose Poovathumkudy and Peter Haokip, eds., In the Service of Mission: Studies in Honour of Archbishop Thomas Menamparampil (Shillong: Oriens Publications, 2006), pp. 375 (PB).
11. MANJALY, Thomas, Peter Haokip and James Thoppil, eds., Towards Building up the Local Church: Priestly Ministry for 21st Century (Shillong: Oriens Publications, 2004), pp.352 (PB).
12. MANJALY, Thomas, The Gospel According to St. Mark: Study Guidelines, 1999, pp. 132 (PB).
13. MATHAVADIAN, Christudhas, The Authority of Jesus in the Gospel of Matthew (New Delhi: Regency, 2000), pp. 288 (HB).
14. PADINJAREKUTTU, Isaac, Challenges to Religion, Church and Society (Mumbai: St. Pauls, 2008), pp. 213 (PB).
15. PADINJAREKUTTU, Isaac, Christianity Through the Centuries, (Mumbai: St. Pauls, 2005), pp. 146 (PB).
16. PADINJAREKUTTU, Isaac, Consecrated Life Through Two Millennia (Mumbai: Pauline Publications, 2008), pp. 188 (PB).
17. PADINJAREKUTTU, Isaac, ed., Biblical Themes for a Contextual Theology Today: Collected Writings of George M. Soares-Prabhu, S.J., Vol. 1 (Pune: Jnana-Deepa Vidyapeeth Theology Series, 1999), pp. 282 (PB).
18. PADINJAREKUTTU, Isaac, The Missionary Movement of the 19th and 20th Centuries and its Encounter with India (Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang, 1995), pp. 305 (PB).
19. PADINJAREKUTTU, Isaac, Thomas Manjaly and Tomy Palely, eds., Becoming Witnesses to the Gospel: The Call to New Evangelization (Shillong: Oriens Publications, 2013), pp. 408 (PB).
20. PALELY Tomy, Methodology for Writing Footnote/Endnote & Bibliography (Shillong: Oriens Publications, 2013) pp. 32 (PB).
21. PALELY, Tomy and Thomas Manjaly, eds., Theological Education for Transformative Ministry (Shillong: Oriens Publications, 2011), pp. 246 (PB).
22. PALELY, Tomy, S. Joe Francis and Thomas Manjaly, Looking Forward with Hope: Reflections on Priestly Ministry (Shillong: Oriens Publications, 2010), pp. 207 (PB).
23. POOVATHUMKUDY, Kuriakose and Thomas Manjaly, eds., Dynamics of Human Formation: A Cultural Perspective (Shillong: Oriens Publications, 2007), pp. 239 (PB).
24. POOVATHUMKUDY, Kuriakose and Thomas Manjaly, eds., Trends in Pastoral Ministry: Prospects and Possibilities (Shillong: Oriens Publications, 2007), pp. 223 (PB).
25. POOVATHUMKUDY, Kuriakose, Thomas Manjaly and Tomy Palely, eds., Transformative Pastoral Leadership (Shillong: Oriens Publications, 2012), pp. 247 (PB).
26. THOPPIL, James and Thomas Manjaly, eds., Ministering to Christian Family: A North-East Indian Perspective (Shillong: Oriens Publications, 2005), pp. 234 (PB).
27. THOPPIL, James, compiled, Methodology for Beginners (Shillong: Oriens Theological College, 2001, pp. 36 (PB).
28. THOPPIL, James, Towards an Asian Ecclesiology (Bangalore: ATC, 2005), pp. 364 (PB).

For copies of these publications please contact:

Oriens Publications
Shillong – 793008
Meghalaya, India


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