Welcome New Reciprocal Borrowing Participants

Please join us in welcoming our most recent participants to the Reciprocal Borrowing Program. If you are interested in adding your library to this program, please read and complete the participation agreement.

If you are already a member of this program, don’t forget to fill out the profile form online so we can provide program users with information about your library’s collections and lending policies.

Covenant Theological Seminary, St. Louis, Missouri

Covenant Theological Seminary was founded in 1956 and trains students to be pastors and ministry leaders. The Seminary is the largest supplier of pastors for the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA).

Named for the former dean and systematic theologian Dr. J. Oliver Buswell, Jr., Covenant Theological Seminary’s Buswell Library houses over 95,000 volumes and provides access to millions of electronic items. The library features the Tait Rare Book Collection, the PCA Historical Center, and the Scribe writing center.

Lincoln Christian University, Lincoln, Illinois

Originally named the Lincoln Bible Institute when it was founded in 1944, Lincoln Christian University is affiliated with independent Christian churches and churches of Christ. In addition to offering undergraduate degrees, the school has a graduate school and a seminary.

The Jessie C. Eury Library facilitates the teaching, research, and learning of LCU’s students and faculty by providing essential resources, services, and instruction. It is the largest theological library between Chicago and St. Louis, with more than 185,000 resources, including over 90,000 print books, and 8,000 media resources. The library also supports the Dowling Hymnal Collection, a unique online collection of over 9,000 digitized hymns from rare 19th-century hymnals of the Stone-Campbell Movement.

Saint Mary’s Seminary, Baltimore, Maryland

Founded in 1791, St. Mary’s Seminary & University in Baltimore is the first Catholic seminary established in the United States. For over two hundred years, St. Mary’s has been owned and operated by the Sulpician Fathers, a community of diocesan priests dedicated to the formation of priests.

The Knott Library houses more than 140,000 books, 403 journal titles, and 22,000 bound journal volumes. The collections primarily focus on theology, with additional materials in the areas of philosophy, psychology, pastoral counseling, and church history. Special collections include the Raymond E. Brown Johannine Collection, John Paul II and Catholic-Jewish Relations Collection, and rare books.

Trinity Lutheran Seminary, Columbus, Ohio

Trinity Lutheran Seminary at Capital University is a school of theology of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) and has its roots in Ohio Lutheranism. More than 3,000 Trinity graduates are involved in Christian service in the United States and 25 other countries.

The Hamma Library serves the students, staff, and faculty of Trinity Lutheran Seminary at Capital University as well as the theological community of Columbus, Ohio. Collections include biblical language, worship, and music resources.

The ATLA Reciprocal Borrowing Program

Not familiar with the ATLA Reciprocal Borrowing Program? By joining the program, more than 90 ATLA members across the United States and Canada have agreed to grant check-out privileges to patrons from other libraries participating in the program. Visit the map to see what libraries are currently part of the program.

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