The ATLA Reciprocal Borrowing Program continues to grow! Please join us in welcoming the member institutions that joined the program in January and early February. The Reciprocal Borrowing Program creates an arrangement between participating North American ATLA Institutional Members to grant check-out privileges to each other’s patrons and students. To find a library close to you, please visit the map of participating member libraries.
Moody Bible Institute is a Christian institution of higher education founded in 1886. The central Moody campus is located in Chicago, IL. In addition, there are campuses located in Spokane, WA and Plymouth, MI.
The Henry C. Crowell Library is located within the George Sweeting Center for World Evangelization. The library holds approximately 264,000 volumes and includes a Music Library and the Crowell Archives. Some notable holdings include records from MBI Ministries (Broadcasting, Education, Moody Press, Today in the Word) and documents from significant events including the Civil War, Chicago Fire, evangelistic campaigns in the US and Europe, and biographical material of distinguished Christian ministers (C.I. Scofield, Spurgeon, and others).
Reformed Theological Seminary first opened its doors in the fall of 1966 in Jackson, MS, in response to a lack of seminaries in the southeastern United States teaching Reformed theology. Since then RTS has expanded to five resident campuses: Jackson, Mississippi; Orlando, Florida; Washington, DC; Atlanta, Georgia; and RTS Global, a distance learning program.
The Orlando campus of RTS has recently joined the Reciprocal Borrowing program. The library offers many valuable resources to students pursuing degrees in religious studies, including periodicals, reference book collections, eBooks, and several electronic databases.
In March 1989, World Mission Theological Seminary was established by the Oriental Mission Church as a seminary to train missionaries, pastors, and lay leaders. As the educational offerings expanded, the institution was renamed World Mission University in 1993 to reflect the broader range of programs. In August 2003, the institution moved to a new location in the Koreatown area of downtown Los Angeles.
The World Mission University Library has one of the largest collection of Christian materials written in Korean in North America. In order to serve distance learners, the library has partnered with Bethesda University Library and the American Presbyterian Theological College Library to provide students with access to scholarly resources.