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Collections

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

Reference materials
A wide selection of encyclopaedias, dictionaries, atlases and bibles are available for use in the library. These items are not available for loan, with the exception of some e-books which can only be accessed by currently enrolled students and staff.

Journals
There are around 60 titles in hard copy which can be read in the library. These items are not available for loan.

Databases – articles, e-journals, e-books, online resources
The Trinity Library offers 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) which contains 1200 significant texts from the 16th and 17th centuries.
  • A selection of books via ProQuest and EBSCO

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

CD/DVDs
There is a limited but growing collection of CDs and DVDs 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. 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). These items are not available for loan.

Vertical Files
A collection of pamphlets, articles and unpublished materials are kept in vertical files. These may be used in the library but are not available for loan.

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