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Library Collections

General Collection

The library main readling room is located under the chapel and is accessible toward the south and east sides of the campus.  Currently the library is in transition awaiting the completion of the library stacks. The main library circulating collection is split between the Education Library , the main library and on campus storage locations.Over 40 % of the collection is also in offsite storage and will remain unavailable until the new library stacks are built. Interlibrary Loan is available for items not accessible locally.

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. This includes hundreds of thousands of online articles, ebooks and online reference resources.

Periodicals

Periodical access is largely available online. The library subscribes to thousands of electronic periodicals over 250 print periodicals  Most current subscriptions are on display in the main library reading room arranged alphabetically. Some back issues are available on microform. Locations and holdings are listed in Journal Directory.

Other Collections

Percival J. Baldwin Puritan Collection

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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.