The search will list some of the holdings of SCD libraries indicated by Held by SCD Libraries. Books and journals held at the Colin Library (New Zealand) will show as Held by Te Kupenga. These may also be held in other SCD libraries. click on the title and scroll down to availability from Libraries Worldwide. Students wanting access to ebooks and ejournals will need to access these from their own library’s links.
The Sydney College of Divinity Library comprises of ten libraries. The libraries are spread across the campuses of its Member Institutions and the Korean School of Theology. Where colleges have more than one campus and library, all campus libraries are branches of the Sydney College of Divinity (SCD) Library.
The libraries have adequate learning resources and research-trained staff to deliver the Sydney College of Divinity programs of study for which they are accredited and support the concept of research-led teaching in Higher Education. Most libraries are institutional members of ALIA/LIANZA and ANZTLA.
The library branches operate in accordance with the Sydney College of Divinity Library Policy and Regulations. Though, each library has its own operating procedures and borrowing regulations, it is in accordance with the SCD requirements. Library users are advised to contact the individual libraries for opening hours, and other key regulations including borrowing, renewal, loan period, and late penalties as they may vary across the libraries.
The Sydney College of Divinity Principal Librarian Mr Mark Hangartner coordinates the SCD Library branches to support the educational requirements of students, staff and faculty by providing accessible information in the form of books, periodicals, and electronic resources. This work is assisted by the Library Committee, whose membership consists of one librarian from each teaching body, and is overseen by the Dean of the Sydney College of Divinity.
Our librarians are specialists eligible for ALIA/LIANZA membership as a professional librarian. They provide guidance to students in developing information literacy skills, such as how to search for information effectively, how to determine what is useful and relevant, and how to find the best resources for particular learning tasks and assignments. The library manager, in line with ANZTLA Standards (2.1.2), is considered a member of the teaching faculty for purposes of reporting to and advising the faculty.
Listed below are the Sydney College of Divinity libraries.