V. Our help is in the name of the Lord.
R. Who has made heaven and earth.
V. The Lord be with you.
R. And with your spirit.
Let us pray.
O God, master of all knowledge,
be so kind as to shed Your blessing on this library.
Grant that it may be preserved from fire and other dangers;
that it may in time grow to suitable size;
and that all who gather here for work or study
may grow in the knowledge of divine and human affairs
and may at the same time make progress in the love of You,
through Christ our Lord.