A Research Centre

a spacious, airy and well-lit research section


A Minor Archives division

A Minor Archives division on St. Xavier's College and the Jesuits and Christian mission in India, particularly West Bengal.


John Elliot Drinkwater Bethune

A Hidden Treasure


The treasure was inherited by the Jesuit Fathers of St. Xavier's in 1908 from the then Archbishop of Calcutta, Paul Goethals, S.J. Archbishop Goethals, a Belgian who was Archbishop of Calcutta from 1886 to 1901, donated to the Jesuit Fathers his precious collection of books with the expectation that they be preserved as a separate library. The History...

What to expect

  • Engravings by Thomas and William Daniell

    Noteworthy treasure is the six large volumes of oriental scenery each containing 24 views, colour engravings by Thomas and William Daniell, from March 1, 1795 to June 1, 1803. There are also a number of curios, marble Buddha statues and an exquisite dagger collection. Read more...

  • Artefacts

    There are also a number of curios, marble Buddha statues and an exquisite dagger collection

  • Titles published before 1799

    A former Deputy Librarian of the National Library, Calcutta, Mr. Avinash Lal, has listed in this collection the titles published before 1799. They total 1,000, an extraordinary number when a collection of the size and status of the National Library is about 1,700.

"রবীন্দ্রনাথের ভাবধারায় যীশুখ্রীষ্ট" শীর্ষক আলোচনা সভা শান্তিনিকেতনে। আমার খবর বীরভূম

Goethals News Bulletin

Goethals News Letter

Goethals News Bulletin Vol. XXIV No.4 October-December 2021
Issue on SXUK Completes Four Years   [View PDF]

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Waves : Story Bank by Fr. Felix Raj


Posted : January 11, 2021
Waves - Story Bank is Father Felix Raj's tenth book, published by the SXUK Alumni Association. The book contains 75 inspirational stories. The foreword to the book has been written by Prof. Suranjan Das, the Vice-Chancellor of Jadvapur University, Kolkata. Felix Raj has authored and co-authored nine books and has written numerous articles in journals, magazines and newspapers.
In his foreword Prof. Suranjan Das has said, "What is striking about Fr. Felix Raj is his ability to strike a balance between administrative and social responsibilities and academic interests. Surely his collection of stories will enable us to gain new strength in confronting the current challenges plaguing the human society.  Know more


A large collection of unique artefacts.

500 Years Old Books

Oldest Books

Oldest books from 16th century.

Oil Paintings

Oil Paintings

Oil Painting of P. Goethals S.J.

New Testament

New Testament

Beautiful cover.