Welcome New Reciprocal Borrowing Participants

Join us in welcoming our newest participants to the Reciprocal Borrowing Program.

Also, the Reciprocal Borrowing website now features a spreadsheet list of participating libraries, in addition to the current map. We hope that this addition will make promoting this program more convenient for you and your patrons.

Regent College, Vancouver, BC

Regent College was founded in 1968 as a graduate school of theology with the education of laity as its central focus. Later, the institution added degree programs to prepare students to enter the clergy. The College’s community is composed of students from over 40 different countries and 30 denominations.

The John Richard Allison Library is one of the major theological libraries in western Canada and houses the joint resources of Regent and Carey Theological Colleges. The main strengths of the library’s book collection lie in biblical studies, congregational and pastoral studies, and Protestant thought. In addition to print and digital collections, the library contains rare early printed works from authors such as Richard Baxter (1615-1691), John Bunyan (1628-1688), Thomas Hooker (1586?-1647), and George Whitefield (1714-1770.

Oblate School of Theology, San Antonio, TX

Founded in 1903 by the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate (OMI), Oblate School of Theology’s original mission was to educate young men to serve as Oblate missionaries in the southern United States and the Philippines. Today, Oblate continues its mission of preparing students for global ministry.

The Donald E. O’Shaughnessy Library offers over 85,000 volumes as well as several special and rare book collections. The initial collection in the DEOL Rare Book Collection consists of pre-20th-century publications gathered from Oblate parishes in Texas during the 1890s. In addition to various rare book collections on pioneer missionary work, the Library houses historical archives which preserve local Texan church history and the materials of over 180 parishes in the Southwestern United States.

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