Fuller Library Collections

The Main collection is strong in biblical studies, church history, theology, ministry, psychology, and intercultural studies, and is located on two basement levels.  It incorporates the Harrison-Ladd collection of Biblical studies materials and the Dayton Collection of holiness and American church history materials.  Students, faculty, staff, alumni, and local pastors are able to check out Main collection books.

The Reference Collection consists of bibliographies, encyclopedias and dictionaries, concordances, atlases, some directories, handbooks, and major commentary series.  Materials with call numbers A and Z are located in the DePree Reading Room. Materials with call numbers B - TX are located in the Weyerhaeuser Reading Room.  The Reference Collection is open to the public for browsing, but Reference materials may not be checked out.

Most print periodicals are located on the 2nd floor (A-N) and 3rd floor (O-Z), arranged in alphabetical order by title.  Some periodicals are located in the Archives, Special Collections, and Storage Location.  A complete list of electronic, microform, and print periodicals held by Fuller is available on the library website.  Print and microform periodicals are also listed in the online catalog.  Periodicals do not circulate, but may be used and scanned in the library.

The Chinese, Japanese, Korean and Vietnamese Collections are books written in those languages. Some other books in those languages can be found in the Reference collection.  Books about these countries, translations from these languages, and polyglot (multi-language) books are located in the other collections.  The CJKV collections are located on the 3rd floor.  Like the Main collection books, these books are able to be checked out.

The Reserve Collection includes books and media which are temporarily put on reserve for course use for a term.  Please ask for these materials at the Information Access Services desk.

The Media Collection includes various digital non-print materials such as software, DVDs, and music CDs.  Cassette tapes and Video tapes are in the catalog as separate collections.  These items may be checked out to patrons for 3 days only.  Please request these materials at the Information Access Services desk. 

Dissertations and Theses written by Fuller students are incorporated into the main collection.  Newer ones are located at ZZ; older ones are classified by topic; those written in Korean are with the Korean Language Collection.   Many theses are also available in microform.  Some are available online from the database Dissertations & Theses @ Fuller, see Databases.  For more help locating theses click here.

The Special Collections location includes named collections of monographs such as the Robert H. Mitchell Hymnal Collection, Donald Dayton Collection, Charles Edwin Jones Collection, James Washington Collection, Charles Parham-V. Alex Bills Collection and many others.  These books are in the Hubbard Closed Stacks, and must be paged by the Information Access Services staff.  They may be used in the library for 2 hours at a time. Please inquire at the Information Access Services desk on the first floor.

The Hubbard Library Closed Stacks holds less frequently used books and periodicals, building depth to the library's research collection.  Closed Stack books are available for the normal 3 week loan period, and storage periodicals are considered in-library use only.

The Wilbur Smith Collection includes 16th through 19th century materials, and is available only by appointment.

The David du Plessis Archive is housed in the library.  More information is available on the website.

The Integration Collection includes materials relating to the integration of psychology and theology. It is located in the Weyerhaeuser Reading Room. 




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