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.
...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 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.
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:
Have Earlham Books Shipped to you, for Free, via Document Delivery
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 <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Borrow Books from other ATLA Reciprocal Borrowing Libraries
If you happen to live near any of the 90+ participating seminaries, ESR and Bethany have reciprocal borrowing agreements with their libraries. This means you can go to any of these 90+ seminary libraries and borrow items directly from them. 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.
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We have access to over 1.9 million ebooks. Browse our collections via the library catalog.
Closed Weekends &
Independence Day – July 4
Monday - Friday 8 am - 4:30 pm
Science Commons Service Desk
Friends Collection and College Archives
9 am - 12 pm & 1 pm - 4 pm
Detailed Archives Hours
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