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, simply 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.

Pacific Rim Christian University, Honolulu, Hawaii

Pacific Rim Christian University (PacRim) was originally founded as New Hope Christian Fellowship in 1995. PacRim seeks to serve the larger Christian community in Hawaii and throughout the Pacific Rim. In Hawaii, the university sponsors the John P.C. Makuakane Institute for Christian Leadership, which has offered training to Native Hawaiian pastors on the Island of Hawaii. In the Pacific, PacRim has relationships with institutes and colleges in Portland, Oregon; Ontario, Canada; Guam, Australia, Japan, and Myanmar.

Pacific Rim Christian University Library’s purpose is to facilitate the training and education of Christian leaders by providing access to information resources and services. It is the largest theological library in the state of Hawai’i with over 12,000 volumes in the collection.

Robert E. Webber Institute for Worship Studies, Jacksonville, Florida

Hendricks Avenue Baptist Church hosts the Robert E. Webber Institute for Worship Studies.

Education at the Robert E. Webber Institute for Worship Studies centers on worship ministry. IWS was conceived of in the 1990s by worship theologian Robert E. Webber, who intended to provide doctoral-level theological training to worship leaders and music ministers. The Institute engages students to teach them the biblical foundations, historical contexts, and theological disciplines for them to become effective and informed ministers.

The library collection reflects this focus on Christian worship and liturgy. It includes over 10,000 books, several thousand of which belonged to Robert E. Webber and were donated by his wife Joanne after his death. The majority of the collection is in circulation and available for students to loan.

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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