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The library at St John's holds a wide-ranging collection of books and other materials for theological studies. It has been described as

'an outstanding feature and asset of the College.'

Canon Professor Anthony C Thiselton, former Head of the Department of Theology, University of Nottingham

 
In the 2012 Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) Review of Educational Oversight of the College the library was singled out as an example of good practice. It was especially commended for its electronic resources and for the support given to students by library staff.

We aim to offer a service not just to current students and staff but also to interested readers from the East Midlands and beyond.

Library resources include:

  • over 50 000 books (including ebooks)
  • over 80 current journals, some available online
  • EBSCO's Religion and Philosophy database of journal articles
  • biblical studies software
  • a comprehensive collection of reference materials
  • a separate collection of resources for the study of Youth and Children & Families Ministry

Students also have access to electronic resources from their validating universities.

There is a reading room for quiet study, with a number of PCs for student use and free WiFi. Copy/print/scanning facilities are also available.

Library staff are generally available Monday-Thursday 9am-1pm and 2pm-5pm; also on Fridays in term, 9am-1pm.
The library is closed on Friday afternoons in term and all day Fridays in vacation.

Please click here for online access to the library catalogue.

If you are interested in joining the library as an external member, please go to our external members' information page.

'St John's College has an exceptionally well-stocked theological and pastoral Library. It is perhaps the best-equipped theological-college library in England. Its run of journals is impressive, up-to-date, and judiciously inclusive. The Library is well staffed, well served by electronic information technology, and an admirable resource for teaching and research. It is an outstanding feature and asset of the College.'

Canon Professor Anthony C Thiselton, former Head of the Department of Theology, University of Nottingham