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Two Major, All-Purpose Ebook Collections Available @ Earlham

Specialized Ebook Collections Available @ Earlham

Greetings to ESR & Bethany

Welcome to Earlham Libraries: We serve Earlham School of Religion and Bethany Theological Seminary

This guide links (see tabs above) to information of particular relevance to ESR and Bethany students and faculty. Feel free, however, to use any resource or service you find on the Earlham Libraries website.

Did you know...

Did you know...

...You can request books (owned by Earlham College Libraries) to be sent to your home if you live 50 or more miles from Earlham? Check out our document delivery section to learn more.

...You can schedule a reference appointment to speak with a librarian via Skype or Zoom? Use these options to get assistance with research or to get help with your library questions. You still have in-person reference appointment options, or feel free to email a librarian.

...You can do Scripture searching in the ATLA database? Just go to the ATLA database, and click on "Scriptures" in blue at the top of the page. Then search by book.

Access and Connections Students

Greetings Distance patrons,

We are committed to getting library resources to you! In addition to an extensive collection of electronic books and articles at your fingertips 24/7, we offer these services to Access and Connections students:

If you live 50 or more miles from campus in Richmond, Indiana, we will ship circulating items from Lilly Library to your residence. Visit the Document Delivery page at the library website for instructions:  

For technical support with this service, please contact <>

If you happen to live near any of the seminaries below, ESR and Bethany have reciprocal borrowing agreements with their libraries.  Be in touch with the librarian at that institution and identify yourself as attending an "ATLA Reciprocal Borrowing" seminary. You will be given privileges to borrow print items.  

Ambrose Seminary
American Congregational Association
Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary
Anderson University
Andrews University
Asbury Theological Seminary
The Athenaeum of Ohio
Atlantic School of Theology
Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary
Baptist Missionary Association Theological Seminary
Bethany Theological Seminary
Bethel Seminary
Bethel Seminary San Diego
Bethlehem College & Seminary
Biblical Theological Seminary
Boston University School of Theology
Byzantine Catholic Seminary
Catholic Theological Union
Central Baptist Theological Seminary
Christian Theological Seminary
Claremont School of Theology
Colorado Christian University
Concordia Theological Seminary
Covenant Seminary
Denver Seminary
Earlham College
Earlham School of Religion
Eastern Mennonite University
Emmanuel Christian Seminary
Episcopal Divinity School
Fuller Theological Seminary
Gardner-Webb University
Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary
Gateway Seminary of the Southern Baptist Convention
Grace Theological Seminary
Graduate Theological Union
Harding School of Theology
Hood Theological Seminary
Hope International University
Indiana Wesleyan University
JKM Library
Knox College
Lancaster Theological Seminary
Lexington Theological Seminary
Liberty University
Life Pacific College
Luther Seminary Library
Meadville Lombard Theological School
The Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary
Mid-Atlantic Christian University
Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
Moravian Theological Seminary
Multnomah University
Nazarene Theological Seminary
New Brunswick Theological Seminary
North Park University
Northern Seminary
Phillips Theological Seminary
Piedmont International University
Pittsburgh Theological Seminary
Providence University College and Seminary
Regent University
Sacred Heart Major Seminary
Saint John Vianney Seminary
Saint Meinrad Seminary and School of Theology
Seminary of the Southwest
Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary
Southeastern Bible College
Southern California Seminary
Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
Summit University
The Seattle School of Theology & Pyschology
Trinity International University
Trinity School for Ministry
United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities
University of Dubuque
Wartburg Theological Seminary
Wesley Theological Seminary
Western Theological Seminary
Westminster Theological Seminary

Academic Technologies & Seminaries Librarian

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Earlham Libraries Winter Break Hours

Winter Break: December 14 - January 9
All departments closed weekends and Dec 25 - Jan 1

Lilly Library
Thurs - Fri  Dec 14-15: 8am – 5pm
Tues - Fri  Jan 2-5 : 8am – 5pm
Jan 8: 8am – 5pm
Tues   Jan 9:  8am – 8pm

Wed  Jan 10: 8am -- Midnight (12am)
(Regular hours resume Jan 10)

Science Commons Service Desk
Thurs - Fri  Dec 14-15: 8am - 5pm
Mon - Wed  Dec 18-20:
1 - 5pm
Thurs - Fri  Dec 21-22: CLOSED
Tues - Fri  Jan 2-5: 10am - 5pm
Mon - Tues  Jan 8-9: 8am - 5pm
Wed  Jan 10: 8am -- Midnight (12am)
(Regular hours resume Jan 10)

Friends Collection and College Archives

Mon - Fri  Dec 11-15: 9am - Noon (12pm) & 1-4pm
Tues - Fri  Jan 2-5: 9am - Noon (12pm) & 1-4pm
Mon - Fri  Jan 8-12: 9am - Noon (12pm) & 1-4pm
Sat - Sun  Jan 13-14: CLOSED
Mon  Jan 15: 9am - Noon (12pm), 1-4pm, 7-9pm
(Regular hours resume Monday, Jan 15)
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