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 (SCD) Library consists of eleven individual libraries, which are spread across the campuses of the SCD Member Institutions and Korean School of Theology. All campus libraries are branches of the Sydney College of Divinity 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 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.
ACOM is a leader in flexible online learning and has a digital library with over 20,000 e-books and more than 800 journals in Bible, leadership, pastoral care and theology.
Te Kupenga: Catholic Theological College library in New Zealand has holdings in ecclesiastical sciences, theology, philosophy, scripture, history, the humanities and literature.
John D. Fulton Library
The NTC library has around 35,000 volumes, 65 academic journal titles, audio-visual kits, videos, and access to the Religion and Philosophy Collection, and eBook Collection.
Korean School of Theology Library
The Korean School of Theology has libraries in Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne, specialising in Korean-language resources with particular strengths in Christian doctrine, pastoral theology, and Church history.
Milton Coleman Pastoral Care Library
The NSWCCPE Library is a single discipline digital library in the area of practical theology covering the history of Clinical Pastoral Education, the various aspects of pastoral care and pastoral supervision.
The Nisibis Assyrian Theological College Library was established in 2020 with a small collection of books in English and e-resources. It plans to grow into a specialist Syriac library with books in Arabic and Syriac.
The Library collection consists of over 16,000 monographs and 200 periodicals available in English and Greek with specialisation in (Greek) Patristic texts, Eastern Orthodox doctrine and spirituality, and Byzantine Music transcripts.
St Cyril’s Library
The Library has 9000 monographs and 100 periodicals. Its specialisations are in Biblical Studies, Theology, and Church History. The eBook Religion Collection features eBooks from a variety of distinguished academic, university and religious publishers.
The Emmaus Library
The ACCS library collection has a focus in the following areas: Bible, Theology, Pastoral and Local Church Ministry, and Social Science for Counselling in Ministry. It has a specialist collection in Plymouth Brethren History and Plymouth Brethren Missionary Activities.
Urquhart Memorial Library
The Perth Bible College library houses over 25,000 books and a reference section which contains Bible commentaries, software resources, theological resources, various Bible versions, concordances, dictionaries, encyclopedias, maps and other study aids.
The CIS Veech Library collection includes patristics, ecclesiology, ethics, philosophy, works by and about Thomas Aquinas, major collections of Church documents and writers eg. Migne’s Patrologia Latina and Patrologia Graeca, and collections of papal encyclicals.