The library currently holds more than 29,500 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, CDs, DVDs and electronic resources.
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.
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 has access to over 900 electronic journals via the following subscribed databases:
- Atla Religion Database Online and AtlaSerials PLUS
- 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:
- EBSCO eBooks Religion Collection
- 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.
We also have open access content from around 150 collections.
There is a limited but growing collection of CDs and DVDs available for loan in areas from archaeology to preaching to church history.
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).
Trinity Library values book donations. Please see our Donation Policy for more information, prior to making a donation.