Library Collections

General Collection

Library books on shelfThe library main reading 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 and Ebooks

Periodical access is largely available online. The library subscribes to thousands of electronic periodicals over 250 print periodicals. Most current print 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.

The Library also has access to over 200,000 ebooks. Most ebooks come as part of large academic ebook subscription packages and individual titles are purchased when needed. Ebook subscriptions add important breadth to our library collections.

Other Collections

Percival J. Baldwin Puritan Collection

About the Percival J. Baldwin Puritan Collection

Audiovisual Collections

These include cassette tapes, compact disks and videos. Cassette tapes, CD’s, and DVD's are located in the main library and can be signed out for three weeks. Additional resources for Education are at the back of the Education Library.

Microform Collection

Includes microfiche and microfilm. The largest part of the collection are periodicals and theses as well as some monographs. Ask staff about access to this service.

Kit Collection

The Kit collection contains audiovisual multimedia materials are available upon request.

Special Collections

The Library’s Special Collection contains older and fragile materials that do not circulate. Special Collections items are listed in WorldCat. Much of this collection is off-site and not currently available.

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.