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Collections

The library currently holds more than 26,500 books. The strength of the collection lies in biblical studies, church history, theology and ethics. There are also a significant number of books in other subject areas such as pastoral ministry, preaching, youth and missions. Besides these, the library has theses, past exams papers, CDs, DVDs and electronic resources.

Reference materials
A wide selection of encyclopaedias, dictionaries, atlases and bibles are available. These items cannot be removed from the library; however, there are some e-books which can be accessed by students and staff.

Journals
There are around 60 hard copy titles available. These items cannot be removed from the library.

Databases – articles, e-journals, e-books, online resources
Trinity Library subscribes to over 500 electronic journals which may be accessed via:

  • ATLA Religion Database Online
  • ATLASerials
  • EBSCO Religion and Philosophy Collection
  • ProQuest Religion Database online – selected e-journal subscriptions
  • ARI Online (Index of Australasian religious and theological journals)

The following e-book databases are available:

  • The Digital Library of Classic Protestant Texts (CPT) – containing 1200 significant texts from the 16th and 17th centuries
  • A selection of books via ProQuest and EBSCO

Access to electronic resources are available on-site. Electronic resources (e-books and e-journals) are accessible offsite by students and staff. Please see our Guides for more information.

CD/DVDs
There is a limited but growing collection of CDs and DVDs available for loan in areas from archaeology to preaching to church history.

Parker Collection
The library has a collection of 50 original volumes published by the Parker Society in the 19th century “for the publication of the Works of the Fathers and Early Writers of the Reformed English Church” in Britain. These cannot be removed from the library. The collection does not include the miscellaneous items, Poetry (1845), Christian Prayers and Holy Meditations (1842), Private Prayers during Elizabeth I (1851) and Liturgies & Prayers during Elizabeth I (1847) except for the Two Liturgies 1549 & 1552 (1844).

Donations
Trinity Library values book donations. Please see our Donation Policy for more information, prior to making a donation.