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Library Collections

General Collection

The library’s main circulating collection is located on both levels of the library. Books from A to BQ are held on the upper level while books from BR to Z are held on the lower level. For holdings, please consult the OnTRAC catalogue.

The Reference collection is located beside the Circulation Desk. It consists of a wide range of reference materials including dictionaries, encyclopedias, bibliographies, handbooks, directories, Bible commentaries and concordances and language reference tools. This material remains in the library at all times. It is often a helpful place to begin research in order to obtain an overview of your topic. The Public Services Librarian is available to assist you in selecting appropriate resources. Index tables in the Reference area include a number of periodical indexes.

The Vertical File, located near the Public Services Librarian, consists largely of maps, charts and diagrams of various subjects. All subject headings in the vertical file are listed in OnTRAC.



The library subscribes to over 500 periodicals and in addition maintains an extensive collection of back issues. Most current subscriptions are on display on the upper level of the library. Many back issues are bound annually and are located in the compact shelving units on the lower level arranged alphabetically. Some back issues are available on microform. Locations and holdings are listed in OnTRAC.

The Library also subscribes to several web based services which index and provide full text access to hundreds of periodical titles.


Other Collections

Denominational Reference Collection

The Denominational Reference Collection consists of yearbooks and directories of Christian denominations. It is located on the lower level. Material here is listed in OnTRAC and are for use in the library only.

Percival J. Baldwin Puritan Collection

Click here for information on the Percival J. Baldwin Puritan Collection.

Audiovisual Collections

These include cassette tapes, compact disks and videos. Cassette tapes, CD’s, VCD's and DVD's are located in the Silent Room on the upper level and can be signed out for three weeks. Video cassettes are located on the lower level and can be signed out for one week.

Microform Collection

Includes microfiche and microfilm. The largest part of the collection are periodicals and theses as well as some monographs. This collection is located in the Silent Room on the upper level. Items here are listed in OnTRAC.

Pamphlet Collection

The Pamphlet collection consists of small monographs which could get lost in the general collection. This collection is located at the east end of the lower level.

Kit Collection

The Kit collection contains audiovisual multimedia materials located on the lower level of the library at the bottom of the centre stairs.

Special Collections

The Library’s Special Collection contains older and fragile materials that do not circulate. Special Collections items are listed in OnTRAC. This collection is housed in a storage location outside of the Library and items will be retrieved by Library Staff as time permits.

Tyndale Archives

The Archives contains materials relating to the history of Tyndale and its forerunners: Ontario Bible College, Ontario Theological Seminary, Toronto Bible College and London College of Bible and Missions. These include manuscripts, publications, photographs and audio tapes. The Archives are housed outside of the Library and individuals who are interested in consulting its collections should make an appointment with the Library Director.